Jake was supposed to pitch today but with neck issues they are holding him one day. Albert Suarez is starting in Jakes place today.
Throwback day – 1979, Tampa Bay designed a uniform they thought they might have worn back then.
1st inning boys were 3 up and 3 down (Buster Posey in the D.H today)
Bottom of the first and Albert threw a strike, he is filling in for Matt Cain but with Jake needing the extra day of rest, he’s been moved in the order. Ray’s just opened the scoring with a solo homer for a 1 to 0 lead.
Duffy ties the game with a solo shot of his own for a 1 all ball game in the top of the 2nd.
Bottom of 3rd and the Rays add another solo shot for a 2 to 1 Rays lead.
Brandon Belt with a walk to open the 4th, after a comedy of errors by Tampa, Posey is on with a single.
Another Ray’s solo homer in the bottom of the 4th for a 3 to 1 lead.
Brown walked to open the 5th and Blanco moved him to 2nd with a single, Span on with a single and the pond is full. Panik hit on the helmet and a run walks home for a 3 to 2 Ray’s lead.
Buster Posey with a single to open the 8th inning, Duffy did his job, getting Posey to second. Crawford with a single to get the run homer to tie the game but was out at second.
Top of 9th and Brown on with a single, on Blanco’s single, Brown is held at 3rd, Span out at first, Blanco to second, fingers crossed Panik can do something to get Brown home. Panik did something alright, he smacks a home run to right, with 2 on it’s a 6 to 3 Giants lead.
A 2 out bottom of the 9th solo shot for the Ray’s and its a 6 to 4 Giants lead.
Giants – 6 and Rays – 4
Jake is listed to start tomorrow, fingers crossed he is well enough to pitch.