With a 7-2 road trip and a few losses from the red hot Seattle Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays now hold the best record in the entire MLB at 12-4.
Road-warrior Rays win fifth straight series - Alexis Brudnicki, MLB.com: The Rays extend their team record for most series wins to start a season.
Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows are on a must-see tear - Blake Schuster, Yahoo!Sports: It’s hard to put in perspective just how impressive both Glasnow and Meadows have been but I think this tweet from Devan Fink does the trick
Meadows and Tyler Glasnow have been worth 1.9 WAR together, representing nearly 70% of the Pirates’ team total of 2.8.— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) April 14, 2019
Rays Tales: What if there were no trades? - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: A fun thought experiment on what the Rays roster would look like without trades.
Montoyo gets gift bag of giveaways from Rays - Alexis Brudnicki, MLB.com: Over the weekend, the Rays visited an old friend, but didn’t come empty handed.
A very cool craft idea from Claire Brantley. This makes me want to learn how to knit.
Sad news from the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Lightning, who are on the brink of a brutal end to what was such an entertaining season.
This isn’t fun for you. It’s not fun for us.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 15, 2019
But we’ve got one more chance to do this on Tuesday.
We’ll see you there.
There's the buzzer. Too little too late for Lightning. Finally showed up to play in the third period and Bobrovsky stands on his head. Columbus goes up 3-0 in the series on a 3-1 win. Lightning will face elimination in Columbus on Tuesday night.— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) April 15, 2019
These turn of events would be especially painful if I hadn’t sucked professionally for many years. I get over these things quickly. If any fellow Lightning fans need consoling get on in these mentions ❤️— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) April 15, 2019
Around the League
How Chris Davis snapped, embraced baseball’s most epic oh-fer - Joon Lee, ESPN.com: The long, brutal, strange cosmic hell of Chris Davis hitless streak has ended.
Kimbrel reportedly lowers asking price - MLB.com: The market for a 31 reliever at 6 years $120M never developed (shocker).
Archer drops appeal of suspension - Matt Kelly, MLB.com: Archer threw a rock-like object at a guy who made him feel bad and will now face head on his punishment of *checks notes * an extra day of rest between starts.