Rays Beat Orioles In Record Extra-Inning Affair | The Process Report

Rays Beat Orioles In Record Extra-Inning Affair

Believe it or not, there is not a whole lot to say about a game that spanned 18 innings over six hours and 54 minutes once it is done. Sure, there were records set and factoids uncovered, but somewhere around inning number 14, or the four-hour mark, the lines become blurred. No longer does it matter what the starting pitchers did or did not do well. There is only so much chiding that can be done about managers that have limited resources  in an unlimited contest. After seven hours all that matters is the result. And that comes from a site named after the process.

Through all the delirium, the work of the Rays’ bullpen should not go unnoticed. Ten relievers – including two starters – worked the final 13 innings. Jake McGee was charged with two earned runs, but the other nine went scoreless. This included: a clean two innings for Fernando Rodney, a gutsy three-and-two-thirds innings from the recently recalled Jake Odorizzi, and two-and-one-third shutout innings from the much maligned Jeremy Hellickson to close it out.

Offensively, David DeJesus – the walk-off hero – and Ben Zobrist went a combined 7-16 at the top of the lineup. The pair drove in four of the team’s five runs. DeJesus tied a career-high with four hits while Ben Zobrist knocked in his first run in 14 games.

There were so may layers to this game that we may get to in time. However, for tonight, there really is nothing else to report that is more important than the result.

The Rays won 5-4 against the Orioles. Good morning.

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