Rays Bang Out Twenty Hits Today En Route to 9-2 Clubbing of Bucs

By on April 3, 2022

Wander Franco and Francisco Mejia appear as they can’t wait for April 8th the Rays opening day. The Rays slugged feasted this afternoon banging out 20 hits scoring 9 runs. Franco and Mejia were 3 for 3 apiece with Franco scoring three times and Mejia scoring twice. Franco had a double in the first and scored one of his runs on an infield single by Harold Ramirez. They Rays also got two long balls from Roberto Alvarez and Harold Ramirez, both solo shots.

The plated runs early and often as they scored one in the first and second, two in the third and one again in the fourth.

The Rays starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen also appears to be ready for the regular season as he pitched 3 1/3 solid innings with an impressive line.

Rays Wander Franco Doubles to Right in First
Rays Francisco Mejia Single to Center in Second EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO
TB 1121003019201
PITT 010001000270

WIN D. Rasmussen(1-1)3.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 0 BB

LOSSM. Keller(1-1)3.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 K, 2 BB

Drew Rasmussen appears to be regular season ready as he started and went 3 1/3 strong innings giving 5 hits and 1 earned run and 10 of his outs were of the strike-out variety. Rasmussen was credited with the win. EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO
Mitch Keller the Pirates starter, did not fare as well. 3 2/3 innings, 8 hits, 4 ER, 2 BB and 5 K’s EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

RaysRays Hitting

B. Lowe2B300001.292.414.500
O. Basabe2B302200.500.500.750
M. ZuninoDH401003.214.313.643
W. FrancoSS333000.276.267.414
A. WilliamsSS2020001.0001.0001.500
A. MeadowsLF101100.217.280.304
J. QsarLF401101.250.308.250
H. Ramirez1B422202.364.364.636
F. MejiaC313000.368.400.421
a – R. AlvarezPH-C211101.500.5002.000
T. Walls3B313010.381.519.476
B. PhillipsCF200121.136.296.182
D. BakerCF110000.000.000.000
G. WitherspoonRF501000.143.133.214
a-homered to right for Mejía in the 7th
  • 2B: Franco 3 (4, Keller 2, Peters); Witherspoon (1, Vieaux); Williams (1, Bednar)
  • HR: Ramirez (1, 7th inning off C. Stratton 0 on, 0 Out); Alvarez (1, 7th inning off C. Stratton 0 on, 0 Out)
  • RBI: Meadows (4), Ramirez 2 (4), Phillips (1), Alvarez (1), Qsar (1), Basabe 2 (2)
  • 2Out RBI: Meadows, Ramirez, Phillips, Qsar
  • GIDP: Witherspoon (2)
  • Team RISP: 5-16 (Meadows 1-1, Ramirez 1-1, Phillips 0-1, B. Lowe 0-1, Alvarez 0-1, Walls 1-1, Witherspoon 0-4, Qsar 1-4, Basabe 1-1)
  • Team LOB: 11
  • E: Williams (1, throw)
  • DP: 1 (Franco-B. Lowe-Ramirez)

RaysRays Pitching

D. Rasmussen (W, 1-1)3.15110604.32
S. Mullen0.20000000.00
J. Beeks2.02110203.60
M. Wisler1.10000205.06
R. Thompson1.00000203.00
  • WP: Rasmussen
  • HBP: Owen (by Thompson)
Greg Allen tripled in the second off Drew Rasmussen and then scored on a sac fly off the bat of Diego Castillo EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO
Cole Tucker Singles to Right in First EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO
Rays Osleivis Basabe Doubles to Left Center EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

PiratesPirates Hitting

C. TuckerSS401001.258.324.548
B. ReynoldsCF301000.300.323.633
S. PolancoCF100001.000.000.000
B. GamelRF-LF311001.316.316.737
D. WalkerRF100001.000.000.000
Y. Tsutsugo1B201001.381.519.667
T. Davis1B201000.091.231.091
G. AllenLF111000.294.538.765
H. Owen3B201100.154.214.385
D. Castillo3B-RF200102.321.355.857
R. PerezC200001.208.286.375
B. MadrisRF-LF200000.389.4501.000
M. Chavis2B200000.192.222.346
J. VanMeterDH300003.118.118.118
  • 2B: Gamel (2, Beeks)
  • 3B: Allen (1, Rasmussen)
  • RBI: Owen (4), Castillo (10)
  • SF: Castillo
  • GIDP: R. Pérez
  • Team RISP: 1-5 (R. Pérez 0-1, T. Davis 1-1, Owen 0-1, Castillo 0-2)
  • Team LOB: 6
  • DP: 2 (Chavis-Tucker-Tsutsugo , Chavis-Tucker-Tsutsugo)
  • Assists: Castillo (Williams at 2nd base); Walker (Witherspoon at Home)

PiratesPirates Pitching

M. Keller (L, 1-1)3.28442502.92
D. Peters2.151113010.13
D. Bednar1.01000200.00
C. Vieaux1.03110003.00
  • WP: Peters

Scoring Summary

Rays1stMeadows singled to right, Franco scored.10
Rays2ndWitherspoon grounded into double play, second to shortstop to first, Mejía scored, Phillips out at second, Walls to third.20
Pirates2ndCastillo hit sacrifice fly to center, Allen scored.21
Rays3rdRamirez reached on infield single to third, Franco scored.31
Rays3rdPhillips walked, Ramirez scored, Walls to second, Mejía to third.41
Rays4thQsar singled to left, Franco scored.51
Pirates6thGamel scored, Owen safe at first on throwing error by shortstop Williams, Owen out at second in rundown, T. Davis safe at third on error.52
Rays7thRamirez homered to left.62
Rays7thAlvarez homered to right.72
Rays9thBasabe singled to right, D. Baker scored, Witherspoon thrown out at home.92
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