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14. Very few Rays did anything to try to disrupt Felix's rhythm. Though his per-pitch pace wasn't extraordinarily fast according to FanGraphs numbers, it was clear from beginning to end that Felix was speeding up or slowing down his offerings at will, with little to no interference from Rays hitters. Carlos Pena, a sub-Mendoza hitter who still counted as one of Tampa Bay's top on-base threats as a lefty hitter with the eighth-best walk rate in baseball, did step out and take a few deep breaths during his at-bat in the 8th. That was about it for anyone lugging a bat to the plate.
"I took a little walk, you know, to catch my breath," Hernandez said. "[Jaso] called a slider and I'd been following him all day. I threw a slider and [Rodriguez] swung and missed."