The Tampa Bay Race was struck by lightning.
Key starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen was placed on the 60-day disabled list. Tampa Bay announced on the 13th (Korean time) that “Drew Rasmussen was listed on the 60-IL due to a right elbow flexor injury. Instead, he called up right-hander Chris Muller from Triple-A Durham.”
This is a completely unexpected move.
Rasmussen 메이저놀이터led the team to an 8-2 victory against the New York Yankees the previous day with perfect pitching of 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings. In eight games this season, he is marking 4 wins and 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.62. In 44⅔ innings he pitched, he walked 11, struck out 47, had a 1.05 WHIP and a .221 batting average.
Rasmussen, who made his major league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020, was traded to Tampa Bay in May 2021 and played his first full-time rotation last year, recording 11 wins and 7 losses and an average ERA of 2.84. This season, he is stepping on a career high with more stable pitching.
Rasmussen was selected by Milwaukee in the 6th round of the 2018 draft. He previously underwent two Tommy John surgeries while at Mount Spokane High School and Oregon State University.
For Tampa Bay, Jeffrey Springs, one of the previous starters, ended the rest of the season after receiving Tommy John surgery last month, and Tyler Glasnow had a season in IL due to a left oblique muscle injury in spring training, and it is unknown when he will return due to recent side pain.
As of this day, Tampa Bay ranks first overall with a team ERA of 2.93, and also ranks first with a starting ERA of 2.78. Ace Shane McClanahan (7 wins, 1.76, 58K), Jack Eflin (4 wins, 1 loss, 2.91), and Rasmussen are excluded, and Tampa Bay, which has a jagged 4th and 5th starter, is facing a new hurdle.
Meanwhile, shortstop Wander Franco, who was replaced due to a neck injury in the Yankees game the previous day and raised concerns, was named in the starting lineup for the Yankees game that day. Franco frowned and grabbed his neck as soon as he reached first base after hitting opponent starter Domingo Hermann in the top of the fifth inning the previous day.
Tampa Bay coach Kevin Cash said, “He wanted to keep playing, but he’s not a player who can handle injuries in that situation. showed up
Franco is off to the best season start of his career, batting .310, 7 home runs, 23 RBI, 23 runs scored and .928 OPS in 37 games this season.
As of the 12th, Tampa Bay is 29-9, leading the major league overall win rate. In the AL East, they are five games ahead of the second-place Baltimore Orioles.