Rays stay in the picture
Tampa Bay Rays: 20-21
The Tampa Bay Rays slaughtered the Blue Jays early in the week, in a dazzling combination of rotation dominance and offensive superiority. This display of power/pitching has been the thing the Rays have been missing on a consistent basis.
If they can keep things going against fellow division rivals this week, they may well be able to fight their way towards the front end of the division.
Tampa Bay’s offence showed they were capable of exploiting some of the League’s best pictures early in the week, as the Rays staff showed that they were no slouches either.
Drew Smyly, Chris Archer, and Jake Odorizzi combined to allow just five earned runs in 27 innings at the beginning of the week, followed by Matt Andriese pulling off his third straight win to highlight a four-game win streak.
The Rays will look for more of the same from both their lineup and their rotation as they look to gain ground in the the AL East.