Short notes today as the Rays finished off a day that they would like to forget.
Second baseman Ryan Roberts, who provided one of the few Rays highlights on Tuesday with his third inning home run, departed later in the game as his arm got caught in the runner on a stolen base attempt, leading to an apparent forearm injury. X-rays were taken as a precaution and luckily Roberts is OK, suffering simply a forearm strain. Roberts took to Twitter to say that he was fine.
Thanks for the messages everyone. Forearm strain is the diagnosis. Should be good for tomorrow’s game. Gotta get 2outta 3.
— Ryan Roberts (@rroberts19) September 12, 2012
In other news, the Rays’ Short Season-A affiliate, the Hudson Valley Renegades, suffered a tough loss in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League Championship Series, losing 5-4 in 10 innings despite a game-tying home run from infielder Leonardo Reginatto in the 9th inning. More on the game in our minor league recap from earlier today. The series is just best out of 3, so the Renegades will have to rebound immediately on Wednesday and send right-hander Jesse Hahn to the mound. Hahn, making his pro debut after Tommy John Surgery has posted a 2.77 ERA and an impressive 55-15 strikeout to walk ratio in 14 starts and 52 IP this season. Good luck to the Renegades and hopefully they can win Wednesday to force a winner-take-all Game 3.