Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rays Win!

Scott Kazmir pitched 5 innings, struck out 5 and looked like the Kaz of old. The bullpen handled the rest, shutting down the Marlins for the next 5 innings. In the bottom of the 10th, Jason Bartlett singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on a line-drive sac fly to center field. Willy Aybar drove home the winning run and the Rays won the Citrus Series for the year. They have one more game against the Marlins, tomorrow at 1 PM.
Chad Bradford also made his first appearance of the year for the Rays in relief. With Bradford and Kazmir returning, Andy Sonnanstine was the odd man out, he was optioned to AAA Durham. Winston Abreu was also designated for assignment.


  1. Great hitting by Aybar and a great win for the team. (Sad to see Sonny go back to Durham, though)

  2. Yeah, It is sad to see Sonny demoted. But what a great problem to have too many quality starters. Excellent to see Kaz back in form!

  3. It is GREAT to see Kazmir back in form! Too many starters is a GREAT problem to have. I just hope that they picked the right guy. Sonny is a great clubhouse guy, a great hitter (.273 BA) who can pinch hit/run, and a very solid starter. He starts slow and gets in the first alot, but it isn't unusual for him to shut down 15 in a row. I hope his stint in Durham is a short one.
    Go Rays!