Tagged: Mariners

Banged up, but not giving up

What a week.

I literally don’t know where to start.

I mean, if something could happen it has happened. Comebacks, injuries, improbable heroes, trades, demotions – you name it and the Rays have experienced it since I last wrote a proper entry a week ago. Unbelieveable.

And, on top of it all, we’ve somehow managed to increase our lead at the top of the AL East to 4 1/2 games over the Red Sox and 8 1/2 on the Yankees. And we did that by recording our franchise-record 71st win of the season. But more on that in a bit. Probably…

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E-Jax the stopper

Seattle Mariners 0 – Tampa Bay Rays 7

Finally I have written something that didn’t immediately come back to haunt me! Yesterday I remarked that Edwin Jackson had looked the best of the rotation the first time through, and attempting to halt a 4-game skid, he showed it again yesterday with what must go down as one of his best ever outings in a Rays jersey…

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And more…

So now we can add Cliff Floyd to the Disabled List. But of course. That makes it 8 players on the DL, including our starting catcher, DH, and two of the top three in our rotation. Not good.

In Floyd’s absence, we lost 7-1 to the Mariners last night in a game that I didn’t watch any of. Prospect Justin Ruggiano made the start in right field, having been called up to replace Floyd…

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