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rays sweep toronto...

Posted on: April 24, 2008 11:33 pm
 
the Rays just rapped up a sweep of the Blue Jays tonight with a 5-3 victory at disneys wide world of sports....oddly enough they rays are now 6-0 in regular season games played at champions stadium...they also swept texas there last season.....all three rays starters recorded a victory in the series and the bullpen continued to pitch outstanding...this bullpen has been night and day from last seasons debacle(coming into tonight they had the lowest bullpen era in the american league and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings to preserve a win for andy sonanstine)....carl crawford had a big series and is really starting to heat up...longoria and hinske also contributed with the bat again and continue to drive in runs.....carlos pena continues to scuffle a bit allthough his power numbers and rbi's are still pretty good...he also had a low average last april before exploding in may june and july.....the rays will face Tim Wakefield tomorrow night and clay bucholz on saturday...they close out the series against Josh Beckett.....a series win against boston is certainly not out of the question...matt garza will return and pitch the series opener tomorrow in st. pete.....hopefully the bats can keep it going and the pitching continues to go deep into games...tror percival will be unavailable in the first 2 games of the series in all likelyhood as he has pitched in four straight games after tonight....as always go rays.
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2008 11:39 pm
 

rays sweep toronto...

the rays win game 1 against boston in a thriller....garza had a rocky start but settled down and only gave up three runs in five innings after a 40 pitch 3 run second inning.....once again the bullpen was great and the defense was phenomenal tonight...upton crawford and bartlett all made outstanding plays in the field to give the rays a shot in extra innings....nathan haynes produced the game winner with no one out in the 11th....great start to the series and the rays move into third in the division as the yanks bit the big one in cleveland tonight....keep the mo going tomorrow... go rays.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2008 11:13 pm
 

rays sweep toronto...

They caught Boston at a great time.  The Rays always seem to struggle mightily against the BoSox, but the Rays have the momentum of a three-game sweep and an ill Red Sox team.  The bullpen has been way better than I thought it would be.  Miller, Glover, Wheeler, and Percival at the back-end have been terrific.  It should be a very entertaining series against Boston.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2008 1:23 pm
 

rays sweep toronto...

as of now the flu bug has really hindered the red sox rotation more than anything....wakefield has always been tough against the rays but he is beatable...bucholz has been anything but consistant this season and josh beckett hasnt pitched in a week and a half...i think 2 out of the three isnt a stretch for the rays...providing the starting pitching remains solid.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2008 12:14 pm
 

rays sweep toronto...

The Rays looked great against a team most are picking to be third in the AL East.  The Rays will take one out of three from the Red Sox, as long as the Sox can get healthy.  The flu may be Tampa Bay's best friend, though.


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