This game, like many others this season, was not fun.
Drew Smyly was terrible.
Ryan Webb was (and has always been) terrible.
The Rays offense was not necessarily terrible, but it certainly was nowhere near enough to keep pace with the 17 hit, 12 run shellacking the Orioles put on Rays pitching today.
This game was over from the first inning, as Drew Smyly gave up a walk and two singles before allowing a Chris Davis grand slam to put the O's up 4-0 early.
Desmond Jennings put the Rays on the board in the second, but Smyly quickly gave that run back in the bottom of the frame, and allowed the O's to make it 6-1 in the third after a Jonathan Schoop homer.
Oswaldo Arcia almost singlehandedly battled back for the Rays with a solo homer in the fourth and an RBI double in the fifth to put the Rays within one run (5-6). He was awesome today; just a triple short of a cycle.
Smyly made sure to dash any hopes Rays fans may have had soon after, however, as he gave up yet another home run in the bottom of the fifth. This one of the Mark Trumbo variety, his 22nd of the season.
From there, the Ryan Webb show began. The Effectively Wild podcast darling managed to put four nails in the Rays coffin in the bottom of the eighth, allowing four Baltimore runs to bring them to an even dozen.
This recap isn't fun. The game wasn't fun. The Rays aren't fun. Let's hope they snap out of this before the Red Sox turn Tropicana Field into Fenway South this week. For those interested, David Price takes the mound for a matinee game on Wednesday against Matt Moore. Other guys pitch on the other days.