“100 Losses”

July 25th, 2016

SheltonRaysGo ahead, have a case of the Mondays. It’s well-earned.

Another weekend brought more dreadful play from your Rays. This time, they lost three of four games in Oakland, capped by a 3-2 crowbar-to-the-shin loss yesterday, in which Billy Butler launched a solo homer to right center in the eighth inning off Erasmo Ramirez to give the A’s the lead for good.

To think, Blake Snell showed flashes of promise again — two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. But the bullpen is cooked more than a charred turkey because of mismanagement early.

You can hold the cranberry sauce. Joe’s not giving thanks for much these days.

It’s super swell that the starting pitching has come around, though. (Sarcasm alert!) Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has witnessed the pointless uptick since the All-Star break:

“It has been a year of one thing after another, and it isn’t going to add up to much. Just as the starting pitchers are finally pitching up to their billing, with a season-high six straight quality starts, the bullpen is failing them again.

“At this point, it wouldn’t seem there is much left to watch for, except for maybe whether Tampa Bay gets to 100 losses.”

There’s a winning marketing strategy! Come to the Trop and watch us try to avoid a triple-digit catastrophe!

Nearly everything about this season is so, so sad.

5 Responses to ““100 Losses””

  1. Darth Ray-der Says:

    …and now they get a well deserved 1 day rest. Did I mention that everything must be gone by August 1st. Make an offer ! Bag of balls…broken hitting machine….case of used jock straps….over the hill hitting coach. It’s all on sale.

  2. Darth Ray-der Says:

    100 Losses. This bunch of mopes would have to go 20 – 44 the rest of the season to attain this laurel of accomplishment. Can they do it ?…Yep…and what’s amazing is that the head coach, hitting coach, and general manager will still have their jobs at the end of the season.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    People are jumping off the Rays train bandwagon willy nilly before it even reaches the station. I took a flying leap, although I find it difficult to not support the home team having grown up here in Tampa Bay where at that time baseball could have been considered a foreign sport. Something just ain’t right about baseball in this area. America’s pasttime is seemingly past its time. At least we have the Bucs to look forward to.

  4. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Bucfan37 – I love the Bucs and follow it daily through joebucfan.com. Problem is, they only play once a week and I have withdrawal issues the other 6 days. I have to make an appointment with the Psychiatrist for the bye week. Baseball is played 6 days a week with 1 day off. Even though it’s bad baseball. It’s still baseball.

  5. FortMyersDave Says:

    I dunno Buccfan37. I’m a local guy too: Temple terrace/ King High c/o 1983 and then went on to get a degree at USF and I simply have to pull for the rays, as sorry as they are, right along with the Bolts, Bulls and Bucs…. Before the Rays came along I was one of those in this area that cheered for the Bravos as when I was a kid they used to be on WTOG many a night and there radio network extended here into the SunCoast of FL. As bad as they are I am gonna pull for them though this season has been particularly bad with Cash making so many mental mistakes and the front office obviously content to make money off of revenue sharing and their TV contract….


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