He cranked the heat up he hit 100 a few times before the home run
but what a bad inning for him
His balls were all in the dirt. Made it easy for Travis not to swing at those, and then that pitch at the end. Yeah it was just an ugly inning for him overall, but giving that up with 2 outs, and 2 strikes in the 9th... Ouch
Stanek has started 26 games this year and the Rays are 19-7 in those starts
as a starter he has 46 ks in his 41 innings and a 1.98 Era
Jaleen Beeks is expected to be the “Bulk” reliever and come in after two innings
Beeks is 5-0 this year
I remember when the Rays first started doing this bullpen starter trend last year and thinking they were nuts. Crazy how effective it has been and how other teams around the league are copying them. Imagine an old-timer looking at the back of Stanek's baseball card and seeing 26 games started with only 50 innings pitched, they'd be all kinds of confused.