As I write this article the Rays are trailing the Rangers 6-1 in the bottom of the eigth inning in game two of a three game set. They lost game one but that’s been exhausted in print.
What exactly is going on with this team? Yes I know it’s only 8 games. Yes I know it’s a long season where anything and everything can happen, but what happened to the fast start Joe stressed over and over?
I’ve been watching baseball too long to count the years and can never recall a team that for the first 3 or 4 innings does nothing on offense. It’s like they’re trying to dance the minute waltz in 30 seconds when at bat. Then on the rare occasion when they get men on base, not a single soul can drive them home, 0-10 with the bases loaded.
The solution, get new faces up here and quickly. As most of you who know me, know I have little patience so let’;s go. The good thing about this year’s Durham club we actually have MLB ready players waiting for the call. Brandon Guyer should be the first followed next by Will Myers. Also maybe a trade of a pitcher for some bats too.
I was hoping the Rays would sign and/or acquire Mike Morse and Mark Reynolds as both would have helped this offense. But again my message is, sooner rather than later.
As always Go Rays