When bad teams toss in the towel on the season, quite often they bring up young players from the minors that cut into the playing time of established veterans. This can hurt your fantasy baseball roster when your regular gets too many “days off” so the kids can get some playing time.
Tampa Bay Rays starter Drew Smyly had a no-hitter through five innings Tuesday night before he faced Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts leading off the sixth.
It’s pretty funny.
The Tampa Bay Rays are ending Drew Smyly’s season after 153 innings.
Smyly is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts since joining the Rays in the July 31 trade that sent David Price to Detroit.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been reeling since trading ace David Price to Detroit last week. They finally got a chance to see one of the pieces they got back in that deal.
“I get that the guy we’re getting is very talented as well,” Scherzer said, “but right now it stinks.”
“Everybody had a great team … and they got better,” Verlander said, “so if you want that last push, you’ve got to do something drastic.”
In one way, the deadline deal that made David Price a Detroit Tiger surprised general manager Dave Dombrowski as much as anybody else.
Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.