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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Twenty Consecutive Games Without an Off Day Starts Tonight

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Twenty Games in Twenty Days Starts Tonight!

Jose Canseco #33...
The Hit Show is alive and well, Chuck Lamar's vision has come to pass

The Rays have played the least amount of game in all of baseball -- err they're tied for the fewest amount of games in all of baseball. However, they have the most home runs somehow despite the fact mentioned above as the Hit Show 2.0 has excelled with flying colors since the beginning of May after a sluggish April.

Tonight, the Rays will take on the Detroit Tigers for a three game set as the Rays will embark on a 20 day stretch in which they'll play 20 games, which will be rough on the team but so wonderful to a fan base who have been starved for baseball on rotating Mondays and Thursday most weeks.

Rays Links:

- The Durham Bulls honored longtime Bulls coach and current Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo by inducting him into the International League Hall of Fame and retiring his jersey number (25).

- For the first time in his career, Curt Casali will be playing in the stadium that he thought he'd spend the first part of his major league career as the Rays travel to Detroit

- Matt Andriese has been the Rays best starting pitcher since his call up earlier this month and is certainly making the most of his opportunity

- In case you didn't already know, the Rays lead the major leagues in home runs, despite having played the fewest games

- The Process Report reviews the Rays dominant sweep over the Blue Jays where they outscored the Jays, 31-7

- Jason Collette examines Matt Andriese's change-up and slider which seem to be the exact same pitch

Around the League:

- Last night, news broke that the Texas Rangers will announce that they're going to be building a new stadium with a retractable roof...meanwhile the Athletics and Rays are still twiddling their thumbs

- The Braves sitcom of a season continued as Erick Aybar got a chicken bone lodged in his throat

- The trades that never were, that have made the Dodgers the perennial contenders they are today

- Grading the suspensions from the Rougned Odor, Jose Bautista spectacular pay-per-view extravaganza