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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Are Tampa Bay fans miserable?

According to ESPN, Rays fans are among the most miserable in professional sports

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Yarbrough’s line might cause a double take -- he went 16-6 despite starting only six games. That was the product of Tampa Bay’s use of “openers” on the mound, with Yarbrough typically coming in afterward and going multiple innings. Unorthodox usage aside, the 26-year-old was able to post a 3.91 ERA, in large part because of how he limited hard contact (95-plus mph exit velocity). Of the 139 pitchers who allowed at least 300 batted balls, five had a lower hard-hit rate, including two (CC Sabathia and Chris Sale) in the AL.

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