Is Rays’ bullpen gassed after the heavy load?

by Gary Shelton on July 8, 2015 · 3 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

Boxberger has struggled his last couple of outings./JEFFREY S. KING

Boxberger has struggled his last couple of outings./JEFFREY S. KING

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

What do you do when your greatest strength becomes a weakness?

What do you do when the thing you trust the most turns on you?

What happens when your exclamation point becomes a question mark?

Well, you lose. That's what.

Look, there is much to worry about these days when it comes to the Tampa Bay Rays. For one thing, they are falling so fast, they might land on someone.

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Bill Myers July 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

|The All-Star break should be a blessing to these guys! I hope they don’t have to use Boxberger though!

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John Garvey July 8, 2015 at 7:31 am

The total lack of major league hitters on this team has caught up with the Rays. They simply cannot compete in a league where money matters. The downward spiral will continue as the pitching simply cannot hold up every single day with zero support.
And it is total drag to watch.
NOT what a team with attendance problems needs and it’s become depressing. When football arrives in less than a month I fear the Rays will disappear from the minds of sports fans here.
I know, ouch. But it’s simply true.

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Barry McDowell July 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

In many ways, it comes back to the lack of offense. Cash knows the offense won’t get more than 2-3 runs so he’s afraid to leave most any pitcher in for more than 5 innings lest they tire and give up 3-4 runs. Thus, the bullpen burn-out. Remember the good old horses, Shields and Price, who were good for 7 innings? By the way, why is McGee not our closer now?

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