Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. Rays

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays 8-6 Saturday win over Marlins

On Jalen Beeks’ ongoing struggles, shifting roles in a changing bullpen, the very streaky Austin Meadows.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames celebrates his Aug. 3 home run against the Marlins. [CHRIS O'MEARA | Associated Press]
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames celebrates his Aug. 3 home run against the Marlins. [CHRIS O'MEARA | Associated Press]
Published Aug. 4, 2019|Updated Aug. 4, 2019

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays 8-6 Saturday win over Marlins:

* Jalen Beeks is going to have to start pitching better or he may not be pitching as much for the Rays. Since coming back from Triple-A after the All-Star break he has not been sharp with a 7.80, and Saturday was no better as he lasted only four innings after following opener Diego Castillo.

* The addition of Nick Anderson and the trade of opener Ryne Stanek (who was on the IL) and others has changed the look of the Rays bullpen. Manager Kevin Cash has to get comfortable knowing who can do what, Saturday extending Chaz Roe to two innings, with the second not going as well

* Talk about a streaky hitter. Austin Meadows Saturday homered for the third straight game, the fourth time this season he’s been that hot. He’s the only Ray to go deep in three straight games four times in a season. And, by the way, he leads the team with 18 overall.

Advertisement

This site no longer supports your current browser. Please use a modern and up-to-date browser version for the best experience.

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge