Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays Soar out of May

May 27, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (right) celebrates a win with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (right) celebrates a win with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 28, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) celebrates with designated hitter Corey Dickerson (10) his home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fifteenth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) celebrates with designated hitter Corey Dickerson (10) his home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fifteenth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /

Rays Hanging onto .500
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The Tampa Bay Rays won both of their weekly series’ and enter Monday a game above .500. They played good games against the the Angels and the Twins, but don’t have much to show for it. The Rays have hovered at average for most of the season, despite some successes. With most of the team back from the DL the Rays have failed to capitalize on the momentum their returning players could have given the team. Tampa Bay has managed to negate the bad with the good. But hasn’t done much further than that.

The Rays have all the pieces to make it work, but somehow aren’t managing it. Their rotation has looked as good as it should, and Chris Archer is finally back to his ace self. Their offense to has had their fair of big bats in Corey Dickerson and Derek Norris. The bullpen is finally looking like it has been capable of. Helping the Rays win after a marathon 16 inning win against the Twins. Tampa Bay gets the Rangers and the Mariners this week, and will hope to have as much success as the Red Sox did.

Final Takeaway:
The Rays have all it takes to be a serious contender, but are somehow not. They’ll need to do much better than average to make a splash.

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