That's how uninspiring Vidal Nuno's projections are.
That's how flaccid the Yankees position players are.
That's how not-terrible Cesar Ramos can be.
That being said: It feels like the Rays have spent all their run bullets. The ammunition is now dry. The gunners are slinking back into the trenches and exchanging worried looks. They are biting their lips. The Hun is rising from foxholes. They are entering No Man's Land. A Rays shutout feels all but certain, all but rising on the orange horizon.
Vidal Nuno, by the way, has some pretty filthy minor league numbers. Low walk rates. Decent K-rates.
Side note: There's been some hooing and ha-ing about the cold start from David DeJesus. He didn't catch fire during the last 48 hours offensive revival. He's at .122/.200/.220 with a 22 wRC+. So let's look at this numbers super fast.
Contact rate can be the canary in the coalmine. A low contact rate early in the seasons can indicate something wrong mechanical- or health-wise. Moreover, a high K-rate can portend a change in approach. So if these factors are out of place, then we can be concerned:
|2013||David DeJesus||- - -||122||439||85.10%||8.90%||18.00%||0.295||0.323||102|
OH WELL. LOOKS LIKE WE CAN SHUT UP NOW. If you don't like the signing of David DeJesus, fine. I was surprised by it myself. But don't for a second think that DeJesus is broken or worthless. These things would be wrong things to think.
It's Easter, for crying out loud.