The Tampa Bay Rays are back in victory and are riding the hot bats of Isaac Paredes.
Raise and Paredes look for a three-game sweep from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon in their second straight Matinee match in St. Petersburg, Florida.
However, defending American League East champions will face the daunting task of surpassing the dramatics of Saturday's victory, largely due to Paredes.
Raise dragged 5-3 in the 8th inning, and Paredes hit his fifth home run in three games against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, but when Rays loaded, he was the best hit in the ninth. Was recorded. At the base after the Pirates approached, David Bednar retired the first two batters.
Paredes cut a sharp single to the right and scored two goals as Rays scored a 0-2 down count and won two consecutive walk-off wins.
Probably the best three games of his career, the 23-year-old Paredes has 7-12, 5 home runs and 8 RBIs.
"I was confident in the turn at bat, and the confidence the players gave me in the turn at bat was great," said Paredes, who heads the Homers club.
Raise acquired Paredes from Detroit Tigers on April 4 for outfielder Austin Meadows.
Paredes has 10 home runs. Meadows, on the other hand, has not been deeply involved in 36 games and is set to begin rehab assignments after clearing the COVID protocol.
Added Kevin Cash of Parades, the manager of Rays. … He is a man who can shoot the ball backwards in the second half of the count.
Pirates waste a good start from JT Brubaker, a solo shot of two consecutive wins from Diego Castillo, and a huge explosion from rookie slugging percentage Jack Suwinski. Did.
Left-handed Swinski, who leads all first-year players with 12 home runs, jumped from relief Jalen Beeks to a four-seam fastball in the sixth inning—driving at three. Eliminates Tampa Bay's 3-2 lead And puts the visitor in a good position for the fourth victory of the week.
The Suwinski rocket landed 443 feet away and crashed into the back wall behind the right fielder's seat. It was the second longest home run in the dome stadium in 2022 — only the blast from the Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu deepened (446). The exit velocity of the
shot was measured at 112.4.
To conclude it, Suwinski spectacularly caught Luke Larry's foul fly ball and cursed it while falling to a fan sitting along the wall. ..
In the 15th round draft election of 2016 from Chicago high school, 23-year-old Suwinski hit .214 with 22 RBIs. He gave a three-homer show to San Francisco last Sunday.
"Jack means that when you look at him every day, nothing really affects him," said Derek Shelton, Pittsburgh's manager. "He never gets too high. He never gets too low."
Right-handed Roansy Contreras after making three mediocre rescue appearances to launch the 2022 campaign. (2-1, 2.89 ERA) finds a niche six times in a row and will face Raise on Sunday.
As a starter, Contreras is one-on-one, ERA is 2.73, and enemy batters reach .256.
Tampa Bay's ace Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.81) makes his 15th start against Pirates and his first career appearance.
The southpaw has won six of the last seven decisions, with hostile batters hitting him as low as .185.
– Field-level media