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The Rays Tank: Eleven Shutouts

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Yesterday's loss marks shutout number eleven for the Rays.

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June isn’t even over yet and the Rays have already been shutout eleven times this season.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In last 10 years(since &#39;04), Rays have been shutout more (than 11) in a season once. In 2011 (a playoff year), they were shut out 15 times.</p>&mdash; Todd Kalas (@TampaBayTK) <a href="https://twitter.com/TampaBayTK/statuses/479370431045312512">June 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Yikes.

If you want to relive yesterday’s abysmal performance, check out Brett’s recap here.

Today, the Rays welcome the Astros to the Trop for a four-game series. Chris Archer will be looking to bounce back from his last rocky outing in Houston.

Jeremy Hellickson is not quite ready to return to the Rays rotation yet and appears to be needing at least one more rehab start.

Last night, Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria attended the Tampa Bay Sports Commission's 'Sneaker Soiree' and showed off their kicks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Anyone else digging the skipper&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23fresh&amp;src=hash">#fresh</a> kicks at <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTampaBay">@SportsTampaBay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SneakerSoiree&amp;src=hash">#SneakerSoiree</a>? <a href="http://t.co/psuRAdRrdq">pic.twitter.com/psuRAdRrdq</a></p>&mdash; Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/statuses/479405336051212290">June 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/RaysJoeMaddon">@RaysJoeMaddon</a> accepts award for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&amp;src=hash">#Rays</a> Moment of the Year, the road to Game 163, at <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTampaBay">@SportsTampaBay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SneakerSoiree&amp;src=hash">#SneakerSoiree</a> <a href="http://t.co/twFppnv2vK">pic.twitter.com/twFppnv2vK</a></p>&mdash; Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/statuses/479426529554755586">June 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On the Red Carpet <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTampaBay">@SportsTampaBay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SneakerSoiree&amp;src=hash">#SneakerSoiree</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/Evan3Longoria">@Evan3Longoria</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/jaimeedmondson">@jaimeedmondson</a>. <a href="http://t.co/iZZcnQSiEu">pic.twitter.com/iZZcnQSiEu</a></p>&mdash; Red Bull Tampa Bay (@redbullTPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/redbullTPA/statuses/479412319160508416">June 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Links:

-Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times is calling for a fire sale.

-Dave Cameron of FanGraphs gives his take on where Price could be heading if the Rays decide to trade him away.

-CC Sabathia will remain out of the Yankees lineup for at least six more weeks.

-The Red Sox have officially released Grady Sizemore.

-The Cubs promoted Kris Bryant to Triple-A. Could he see the big leagues before the end of the season?

-Can you not, Brad Ausmus?