ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays two-way player Brendan McKay went 0 for 4 in his major league hitting debut against the Baltimore Orioles, two days after winning his first game as a starting pitcher.
McKay was the designated hitter Monday night and batted eighth in the Rays’ 6-3 victory.
“I felt like I had some good at-bats,” he said. “Obviously not the results you want. Now it’s just time to find holes in the defense and get your first hit out of the way.”
The 23-year-old McKay grounded out to first with the bases loaded and two outs against Tom Eshelman to end the first inning. He also hit a fourth-inning