Rays Cash In First Win

By on April 9, 2015

 

St. Petersburg, Fla. —  The Tampa Bay Rays used a quality start from Jake Odorizzi to give Kevin Cash his first victory as a big league manager with 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.   Odorizzi went 6 2/3 yielding only 2 hits and striking out seven Orioles.

The Rays scored one in the 6th by drawing 4 straight walks.  Two issued by starter Miguel Gonzalez, the second of which sent Gonzalez to the showers.  Then in relief Brian Matusz walked pinch hitter Brandon Guyer to load the sacks and then Gonzalez walked Logan Forsythe to force home Evan Longoria who was on third courtesy of the first Gonzalez walk.  All the free passes came after two outs.

The Rays went on to tack on a State Farm run in the 8th after an Evan Longoria double and a Desmond Jennings single.

Recap from Kris Dunn on Kevin Cash

Kevin Cash will never forget this day.

The Rays were able to scrape together a couple runs tonight and the bullpen did it’s job.

Jake Odorizzi was strong in his 6.2 innings, striking out seven. He only allowed two hits. Brad Boxberger struck out the side in the ninth inning to record his first save of the season. The win was extra special for manager Kevin Cash.

I had a chance to catch up with the Rays skipper after the game and he was all smiles. He seemed a bit surprised when he walked into a dark room with loud music.

“Let’s do it about 99 more times that will work…I didn’t know what the heck was going on. I had heard rumors about what went on in here.”  Kevin Cash

However, it’s something he said he will never forget…Cheers to that Kevin.

(photo Kris Dunn / Dugout View)

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
BAL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
TB
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 2 5 0

 

Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
De Aza, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .308
Pearce, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .273
Snider, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .444
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Machado, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Flaherty, SS 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .100
Lavarnway, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500
Schoop, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
Totals 29 0 3 0 1 13 9 .185
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429
Souza Jr., RF 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .222
Cabrera, A, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167
Longoria, 3B 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 .375
Jennings, D, LF-CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 .300
Kiermaier, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
a-Guyer, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Forsythe, 2B-1B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .222
Dykstra, 1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
b-Beckham, T, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Rivera, Re, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Totals 25 2 5 2 8 7 11 .202

a-Walked for Kiermaier in the 6th. b-Struck out for Dykstra in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Lavarnway (1, Odorizzi).
TB: De Aza 2; Lavarnway 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pearce.
GIDP: Pearce.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.
FIELDING
Outfield assists: Jones, Ad (Jennings, D at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Flaherty-Schoop-Davis, C, Schoop-Flaherty-Davis, C).
BATTING
2B: Longoria (1, Brach).
TB: DeJesus; Longoria 2; Cabrera, A; Jennings, D; Souza Jr..
RBI: Forsythe (3), Jennings, D (1).
2-out RBI: Forsythe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Beckham, T 2.
GIDP: Jennings, D, Rivera, Re.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING
CS: Souza Jr. (1, 2nd base by Garcia, Ja/Lavarnway).FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, A-Forsythe-Dykstra).
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, M(L, 0-1) 5.2 3 1 1 5 5 0 1.59
Matusz 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Garcia, Ja 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Brach 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 18.00
Wright, W 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 5 2 2 8 7 0 3.12
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Odorizzi(W, 1-0) 6.2 2 0 0 0 7 0 0.00
Beliveau(H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jepsen(H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Boxberger(S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 1 13 0 3.67
Game Scores: Gonzalez, M 59, Odorizzi 77.
WP: Matusz.
HBP: Schoop (by Odorizzi).
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez, M 98-59, Matusz 18-8, Garcia, Ja 20-8, Brach 14-11, Wright, W 1-1, Odorizzi 94-66, Beliveau 5-5, Jepsen 22-14, Boxberger 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gonzalez, M 8-1, Matusz 0-0, Garcia, Ja 0-1, Brach 0-0, Wright, W 1-0, Odorizzi 4-5, Beliveau 0-1, Jepsen 0-0, Boxberger 0-0.
Batters faced: Gonzalez, M 23, Matusz 3, Garcia, Ja 3, Brach 3, Wright, W 1, Odorizzi 22, Beliveau 1, Jepsen 4, Boxberger 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Matusz 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Toby Basner.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:00.
Att: 13,569.
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