Arizona Diamondbacks fans realize beyond any doubt what’s in store when Robbie Ray is pitching. Toronto Blue Jays fans are beginning to arrive.
Ray, who was traded by the D-backs at the trade deadline to Toronto, made his postseason debut for the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Entering the game, Ray had a 4.79 ERA in 20.2 innings. His 1.74 WHIP isn’t exactly as nuclear as the 2.00 mark he had in Arizona, however is as yet a glaring issue it shows up he’s actually working out the crimps on.
Ray entered in help after Blue Jays opener Matt Shoemaker threw three scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, with the score tied 0-0.
Against his first player, Ray surrendered a triple to Tampa’s Randy Arozarena that saw him go behind in the tally 2-0. Subsequent to striking out Nate Lowe next, he walked Willy Adames, and to top it all off, ball four was a wild pitch that scored Arozarena.
He got another strikeout before falling behind 3-0 to Manuel Margot, inevitably taking the eight-pitch at-bat to a foul out by Margot to end the inning.
Ray tossed a first-pitch ball to each of the five batters and a total of 27 pitches in the inning,
Blue Jays Twitter summarized the experience well that D-backs fans are very acquainted with.
Ray recuperated from that point, getting six straight outs. He got done with five strikeouts over 3.0 innings, holding that one earned run from the fourth inning that injury up gaining him the misfortune.