The Tampa Bay Rays are surging at jus the right time, and pitcher Drew Rasmussen is a key reason why.
Rasmussen was named the American League’s Pitcher of the Month for August. He compiled a 1.57 ERA with 33 strikeouts and only four walks in 34 1/3 innings during the month, and the Rays won five of his six starts.
The Rays began the week trailing the first-place Yankees by just five games after trailing New York by 15 games on Aug. 1.
They have a potentially season-defining three-game series against the NY Yankees in New York starting this upcoming Friday.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media