See that? By May 28th, the Rays will have played 16 more games against AL East teams.
In June, Tampa Bay has just six games against American League East foes.
Looks like the rest of this month is really gonna wear on my nerves. Tonight, Tampa Bay begins an eight-game road trip. James Shields (5-0, 3.05) gets the start against the Yankees and he’ll try to match a club record with a sixth straight win. Ivan Nova (3-1, 5.58) will be on the bump for New York.
As if the Rays needed anymore injuries, left fielder Desmond Jennings left Sunday’s game with what the team revealed is a left knee sprain. It’s the fourth leg injury the Rays have suffered so far this season, though one is more severe than the others: Luke Scott’s sore hamstring, Evan Longoria’s torn hamstring, B.J. Upton’s tight quad and now Jennings’ sprained knee.
-This next one is also cringe-worthy, but for very different reasons. For some reason Dick Crippen was featured in a video that was a Tampa Bay version of the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man” commercials. I get it. Saturday was Cinco de Mayo and the Rays had Dos Equis specials. Still, the video is kinda creepy and so are the girls who are twirling their hair while with Crippen. Rays Index posted the video for your viewing discomfort.