Rays starter Drew Rasmussen delivered eight perfect innings before surrendering a double off the bat of Jorge Mateo during Sunday's outing against the Orioles. He then induced a groundout but allowed Brett Phillips to reach on an uncaught third strike. The right-hander's final line included 8 1/3 innings, one earned run, one hit, zero walks, seven strikeouts, and the win. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 4-1.
Rasmussen improved to 7-4 with a 2.80 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and .224 OBA through 20 starts this season. He has posted 7.40 K/9 and 2.26 BB/9 along the way. The right-hander has accrued nine strikeouts while allowing one hit and zero walks over his last 11 1/3 innings, continuing to assert himself as one of the most underrated players on the Tampa Bay roster.