This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
Given my column typically publishes on Monday nights, the direction of my advice is more of a look ahead rather than attempting to influence your FAAB decisions. The staff does a great job with their FAAB pieces over the weekend; I know because I consume them myself before completing my FAAB activities each Sunday.
It feels great to say I've consumed a high volume of baseball the past few days. I watched most of both Thursday night games, pieces of multiple games live Friday, and did not do much of anything Saturday other than watch baseball around a few errands. At least this phase of my summer life is returning to normal. I jotted down some observations while watching games as well as highlights after perusing the pitching box scores.
Nick Anderson - The Rays were up 1-0 on the Jays at the start of the seventh inning. Peter Fairbanks opened the inning and got Teoscar Hernandez looking on strike three. He then hung a slider to Reese McGuire, which the catcher promptly hit into the stands in right field. That pitch got Nick Anderson up in the pen, and promptly in the game once Fairbanks allowed two of the next three runners to reach base. Anderson threw one pitch to save the inning, and remained in the game to work the eighth. The Rays took the lead in the bottom of the frame, but it was Oliver Drake who earned the first save of the season in Tampa