Sep 11, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; The U.S. Marine Corps Band from Quantico, VA, performs the national anthem before a game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
(Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays)
Welcome to the 1,000 hit club, BenZo! With Zobrist’s leadoff liner to center, Tampa Bay’s utility man joined Carl Crawford as the only Rays to reach the 1,000 hit milestone.
Nate Karns will be called up to replace Smyly and make his Rays debut this Friday. Smyly was officially shut down for the season having reached his innings pitched limit.
Karns has pitched 145 innings with the Durham Bulls this year, compiling a 9-9 record and a 5.08 ERA.
(Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Times)
Boxberger has struck out 41.9 percent of his batters, second most in the majors, to go with a 5-1, 1.92 record.
Thank you, San Diego.
Longo has 39 RBIs in 47 games since the All-Star break, 83 for the season.
which will make him the second player to get there in a Tampa Bay uniform, joining Carl Crawford.
Team top five:
1) Carl Crawford - 1,480
2) Ben Zobrist - 997
3) Evan Longoria - 959
4) B.J. Upton - 910
5) Aubrey Huff - 870
(Tampa Bay Times)
Revenge of the Cobb.
DeJesus’ inside-the-park homer.