When reviewing the lengthy list of players the Rays parted ways with from the tail end of last season to the start of this one, you'd think it would be one of the most accomplished names they are missing the most.
TORONTO — The result obviously wasn't what the Rays wanted Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Jays, but there was some good in the circumstances, as Matt Andriese spared the worn-out bullpen by working seven innings and Steven Souza Jr.'s left hand was only bruised and not broken after being hit by a pitch.
RHP Matt Andriese made a couple of mistakes that factored heavily in the loss, but he gave the Rays exactly what they needed with seven innings as they were able to get vital rest for the entire bullpen save for RHP Ryan Garton.
Dumb and dumberer plays and decisions drop the Rays back below .500
TORONTO — The Rays lost not only Saturday's game to the Blue Jays 4-1 but also one of their top all-around players as Steven Souza Jr. had to leave after being hit by a pitch on his left hand.
Catch up on yesterday's Rays minor league action and get ready for today's games.
Today: at Blue Jays1:07, Rogers Centre, TorontoTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Good or bad, RF Steven Souza Jr. tends to make things interesting.
TORONTO — The Rays need to soon see more out of second-year lefty Blake Snell.
Homers by Dickerson, Longoria, Morrison, and Norris lead the offense. Souza's glove carries the defense.