Toronto Blue Jays News

Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays Struggle to Use Momentum

commbruce
Jun 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 5
Next
Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Rays struggle to make a splash

Tampa Bay Rays: 31-36

Time is quickly running out for the Rays to make up any ground in the division. Despite winning the series against the Mariners, they ended the week on a four-game losing streak.

After getting swept by the Giants this weekend the Rays now possess the worst record in the American League East. With most of their rivals well above .500 the Rays will need to actively make up ground against their foes to prove that they are still in this.

Once again, consistency has been the name of the game for the Rays, and while they have at least begun to find that, they have not found anything exceptional. Their offence has been fine, rather than great. Their rotation has been serviceable, rather than stellar. The Rays will get a four-game set against the Orioles this weekend, which could prove to be the make or break point for their season.

Next: Blue Jays weekly minor league recap, level by level

Final Takeaway:

The Rays have struggled to make a splash among their parity rich Division Foes. With the clock ticking, the Rays will need to put in extra work to force themselves into the picture.

facebooktwitterreddit