On May 13, the Rays were mired in mediocrity: the .500 team sat down for a few games in their division. which was almost wiped out at Yankee Stadium.
Rich Hill was on the mound that day for a victory that started one of the best tracks in the team’s history. It was fitting that Hill was on the New York mound again on Monday as the Rays earned a 3-1 victory over the Yankees to keep it hot. Tampa Bay’s 22-6 record for May is the best in a major. and set a franchise record for winnings in the calendar month.
Hill̵7;s start was short but sweet. as he scattered three shots and walked a pair in five goalless innings. The free-swinging Yankees forced Hill to throw just 56 pitches during that period. But Rays manager Kevin Cash opted to go to his bullpen in sixth instead of sending Hill past the New York lineup for the third time.
Offensively, the Rays put their lead man on board on every occasion from third to six and three came in to score. This includes Austin Meadows, whose 334-foot-high ball flew over a short balcony in the right court to fire a solo. and finally running for victory
The backbone of this victory is Hill, though, which is fitting that he’s been doing well all month long. Like Rays, Hill had a 7.25 ERA in five starts in April before turning his season with a 0.78 ERA in six May starts. 34 2/3 Chance