August 3, 2021

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To World Series Roster: Rays Add Brett Phillips, Ryan Sherriff

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The Rays have actually set their lineup for their upcoming World Series face-off with the National League Champion Dodgers. They’’ ll bring primarily the exact same group of gamers that fell the Astros in a captivating seven-game American League Championship Series, with a couple of noteworthy modifications. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets that outfielder Brett Phillips and left-handed reducer Ryan Sherriff have actually both been contributed to the lineup, taking the areas of right-hander Aaron Slegers and lefty Jose Alvarado .

Here’’ s how the lineup breaks down:

Right-Handed Pitchers

Nick Anderson Diego Castillo John Curtiss Pete Fairbanks Tyler Glasnow Charlie Morton Ryan Thompson

Left-Handed Pitchers

Josh Fleming Aaron Loup Shane McClanahan Ryan Sherriff Blake Snell ( Game 1 starter) Ryan Yarbrough


Michael Pérez Mike Zunino


Willy Adames Mike Brosseau Ji-Man Choi Yandy Díaz Brandon Lowe Joey Wendle


Randy Arozarena Kevin Kiermaier Manuel Margot Austin Meadows Brett Phillips Hunter Renfroe Yoshi Tsutsugo

Unlike the Division Series and League Championship Series, the World Series has a set of off-days constructed into the schedule, which likely contributed greatly to Tampa Bay’’ s choice to bring an additional position gamer in the last round of play. In Phillips, they’’ ll include a fleet-footed and rocket-armed reserve outfielder who can supply some speed off the bench and a protective upgrade late in video games. Phillips tallied simply 59 plate looks in 2020 in between the Royals and Rays, striking.196/.305/.392. He was six-for-seven in taken bases, nevertheless, and has actually established a fondness for making highlight-reel tosses from the outfield with an arm that frequently drew 70 grades and even a couple of 80 grades on searching reports.

The 30-year-old Sherriff returned from a prolonged lack due to Tommy John surgical treatment to provide the Rays 9 2/3 nothing frames throughout the routine season. He has a restricted Major League performance history, having actually pitched a bit for the Cardinals formerly. Sherriff just started out 2 players in those 9 2/3 innings, however he likewise taped a significant 56.7 percent ground-ball rate. In all, he has a 2.73 ERA with a 20-to-8 K/BB ratio and a 60.4 percent grounder rate in 29 2/3 Major League innings.

Alvarado was contributed to the ALCS lineup after remaining the Wild Card and ALDS rounds. He’’d been sidelined by a shoulder concern considering that mid-August prior to that point, and he’’ ll now be switched out for Sherriff, it appears. Alvarado tossed 1 2/3 scoreless frames versus the Astros however did stroll 3 of the 5 batters he dealt with in his 2nd look. Slegers has actually permitted simply one run in 5 innings to this point in the postseason after providing the Rays 26 frames of 3.46 ERA/3.04 FIP ball throughout the routine season.


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