110 Losses?

July 27th, 2016
14 losses in July was unthinkable in April.

14 Ls in July was unthinkable in April.

The road to 100 losses should have few potholes.
If you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up, grab the coffee. Joe’s not here to provide jolly java.

 Typing last night, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times laid out the grisly road ahead for the Rays as they continue to trudge through the muck that is this season:
“Starting tonight, the Rays play 50 of their remaining 64 games against teams with current winning records. That’s not a good thing, as they are 15-12 against teams under .500 while 23-48 vs. teams over. Their 71 games against teams over .500 are most in the majors.”
Predictably, the Rays lost again yesterday, this time a 3-2 defeat to the Dodgers in La-La Land. Right-hander Chris Archer fared well, allowing three runs (one earned) and four hits in seven innings. But he suffered his 14th loss, a number that was unimaginable to start the spring.
With plenty of tough competition ahead, life won’t get easier for the Rays, who have gone the way of the Titanic.

4 Responses to “110 Losses?”

  1. Miguel Grande Says:

    My prediction………118 losses.

    Route 44

  2. Darth Ray-der Says:

    Where’s James “Big Hair” Loney when you need him ? Oh, playing good defense and batting fifth for the playoff bound Mets. But….he wasn’t good enough for the Rays, even though he came to spring training in the best shape of his career and smashed the hell out of the ball. A decision needs to be made on the decision makers.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Archer should change sports to archery, the bullseye’s will be untouched.

  4. FortMyersDave Says:

    Since being 30-31 the rays have went 10-29. That clip is about where those 1962 mets and that Tiger team that went 43-119 accomplished. So given that they now have 40 wins in 101 games, I say they go 16-45 in their last 61 to finish 56-106; right down there with HAL Mcraes’ bottom feeding standard of 2003 or so and still likely to not be the worst in MLB as the Braves and reds are both tanking like NBA teams looking for a lottery pick as well. But rest assured Rays’ fans: Tampa will finish with the worst record in the AL as I am sure the Twinkies will pass them as long as cash is manager!


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