With yesterday's tragic events, it just doesn't seem quite appropriate to harp on the Rays lack of offense, wonder about the questionable calls that occurred, or attempt to pinpoint what solutions there may be.
Steve accurately summed up a majority of Rays fans current emotions in his full game recap from yesterday's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox:
There is frustration, there is pressure, there is mounting momentum to call up Wil Myers and Brandon Guyer from Triple-A Durham, and there is a renewed focus on firing Derek Shelton. These are just some of the negative side effects of a prolonged slumping Rays offense that has resulted in this years club matching the teams worst start in franchise history of 4-8.
Tonight the Rays begin a three game series against the Orioles in Baltimore, with the following pitching matchups expected:
Tuesday - Roberto Hernandez vs. Jake Arrieta
Wednesday - Matt Moore vs. Chris Tillman
Thursday - David Price vs. Miguel Gonzalez
There's a time to complain, and there's a time to see the bigger picture.
Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected by the awful events in Boston.
- Scott Kazmir made his first rehab start for the Indians.
- Ben Revere wrote "Pray for Boston" on his glove...then made this ridiculous catch:
- This Pirates fan brought his glove to PNC Park. His really really big glove.
- In the midst of tragedy, Jay Jaffe provided a wonderful Jackie Robinson Day piece, and shared the origin of players wearing 42.