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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Stay positive, please

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It wasn’t a good series in New York, and yesterday’s game was especially demoralizing. Manager Kevin Cash says we should stay positive. Also, that Snell’s pitch count was “dangerously high.” Some good talk about the bullpen management in there.

Blake Snell said he will not be “nitpicking” in his next start. Topkin outlined the pressures that a bad start from Snell places on the Rays’ bullpen as currently constructed.

Manager Kevin Cash is focused on keeping his lineup rested, writes Danny Knobler, as well as his starters. Here’s one snippet worth noting in particular:

Even though Chris Archer would be on a normal four days of rest Sunday, the Rays will use that as another bullpen day and start Archer on Monday in Chicago. The Rays will use bullpen days twice in the three-game series in Boston, with Jake Faria making the only standard start on Saturday.

”I know Chris could go [Sunday], but we’d rather give him and [Blake Snell] the extra day,” Cash said.

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