The Toronto Blue Jays have one of the most potent lineups in baseball.
They have the potential to go off for massive offensive production on any given night.
That was the case on Tuesday night when they scored the most runs in a game this season.
In an onslaught, the Blue Jays scored 20 runs on 27 hits and defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 20-1.
One of the best moments in the game came in the eighth inning.
The Rays already waived the white flag and brought in position player Luke Raley to pitch.
Raley faced off with Vladimir Guerrero Jr and struck him out.
He got him on a 50-mile-per-hour fastball as Guerrero walked back to the dugout with a smile on his face.
Luke Raley strikes out Vlad Guerrero Jr.! pic.twitter.com/d856XYH5tW
— Bally Sports Sun: Rays (@BallyRays) May 24, 2023
To commemorate his first MLB strikeout, Guerrero Jr signed the ball and gave it to Raley.
Guerrero has struck out a bunch of times in his MLB career.
But this may be the first and last time it happens to a position player.
Luke Raley struck out Vlad Jr. so Vladdy signed the ball and gave it to Raley with "you got me" written on it
(via @TriciaWhitaker) pic.twitter.com/xY6XtXcFvw
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 25, 2023
Guerrero even signed the ball with “you got me” written on it.
Being able to strike out one of the best hitters in the game is no small accomplishment.
Raley will be able to tell stories about that strikeout for many years to come.
Despite how terrible this game was for the Rays, they have been the best team in baseball all season.
Their record is 37-15 and they have everything you look for in a World Series contender.
Position players pitching has become commonplace in the MLB in blowouts.
This was just one unique moment between two very good players.NEXT: Blue Jays Are First Team To Reach Impressive Milestone