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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Cubs Offense Remains Silent, Blue Jays Stave off Elimination

The ALCS and NLCS continue, MLB pushing for an International Draft, and Neil Solondz travels to Arizona

MLB: ALCS-Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Rays History:

On October 19th, 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox by the score of 3-1. Thus, the Rays became the 2008 American League Champions and punched their tickets to the world series for the first time in franchise history. Matt Garza was named the ALCS MVP for two excellent performances during the seven game set, while rookie phenom David Price hammered the final nail in the coffin of the Red Sox 2008 season.


Charles Johnson was the answer to Monday’s question, answered correctly by

The lone wrong answer was Vinny Castilla

By the numbers

Alex Cobb’s return from Tommy John Surgery was glorious...for a couple of starts, then the quickly caught on to him. One of his starts, he recorded just four outs.

Throughout the Rays history, they’ve had 47 instances of a starting pitcher failing to get further than Cobb did during that start.

They’ve had three instances where the starting pitcher failed to record a single out, who were those three starting pitchers?