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Roger Mooney's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-White Sox game

Published Jun. 8, 2017

The Rays waited a long time for someone to get a hit with a runner in scoring position, and it finally came in the third inning Wednesday when Tim Beckham singled with the bases loaded. It was about time since it was the fifth time in their last eight innings the Rays loaded the bases. Until Beckham's hit, all they had to show for it was a sac fly.

Looks like we're going to see more of INF Daniel Robertson now that 2B Brad Miller is back on the disabled list with a right groin strain. Robertson has been a vital addition to the infield defense no matter where he plays — third, short or second. His bat has yet to produce, but that's okay as long as he continues to make the plays in the field.

More Jacob Faria please. The rookie RHP made his major-league debut Wednesday as a spot starter, and it was an outing to remember. He worked fast, threw strikes and showed plenty of poise. Sure, it was only one start, and the White Sox weren't familiar with him, but if the kid can do this in his first start, you sure as heck want to see another one.