Glasnow is up to speed against Royals

by Gary Shelton on June 26, 2023

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Siri scored the Rays' first two runs./TIM WIRT

Monday, 4 a.m.

Well, that was fast.

Tyler Glasnow rebounded from a horrible previous start Sunday, dominating Kansas City in a 3-1 Tampa Bay victory. Glasnow, who had been disappointed with his velocity in a start against Baltimore, had given up six runs on six hits . He swore he would try to re-establish himself.

Sunday, he did.

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Glasnow was his old self Sunday, allowing just four hits and one run in five innings of work. He struck out 12 batters of the 15 outs he recorded, and on the day, he notched 26 swing-and-misses.

“Pretty nasty stuff,” Rays’ manager Kevin Cash said. “We talked about getting the delivery in sync. It looks like he got it in sync.”

Once again, the Rays had trouble against the woeful Kansas City Royals, getting just seven hits (four of them by Yandy Diaz).

Most of their offense, however, came from centerfielder Jose Siri, who came advertised as a defensive specialist. Siri hit his 14th home run in the third inning, and in seventh, he walked and later scored on a wild pitch for the winning run. The Rays’ third run came on a sacrifice fly by Harold Ramirez.

Siri’s 14 homers have come on only 38 hits this season. Siri had just 11 homers in pieces of three seasons before this year.

The Rays’ bullpen fared well, throwing four no-hit innings in relief. Pete Fairbanks picked up his eighth save.

The Rays are off today, then play at the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at 9:40 p.m.

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