Rays flub up their Opening Day Defeat

by Gary Shelton on April 6, 2015 · 7 comments

in general

Are we sure that Joe Maddon did it this way?

Can somebody check?

New Rays manager Kevin Cash saw an unusual game break out in his team debut Monday, a collective blooper reel that showed during his team’s 6-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Good news? There are still 161 games to go. Bad news? A lot of them seemed to be destined to wind up like this.

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Gene Armentrout April 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

So, Rivera and Souza make bush league plays and Karnes today says he is on a learning curve ? This is MLB – they are supposed to know the fundamentals and how to play baseball.

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Rick April 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm

who knows, maybe these are the things that Joe Maddon ironed out before the season stated – but never got credit for it from some of the sports talk radio folks like Steve Deumig who seemed to bad mouth Maddon whenever he has had the chance.

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Rick April 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

What’s the o/u for tonight’s attendance? I say 11k. If they keep playing like they did on Opening Day, that number will dwindle to less….count on it. Que in the circus music because that play yesterday deserved to part of John Ringling’s show.

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Jack Airey April 7, 2015 at 7:32 am

Something tells me April will seem like 162 games….I hope not…GO RAYS!!!

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Gary Shelton April 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

Only 162?

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Thad Waugh April 6, 2015 at 8:57 pm

No it is most certainly not the way the Rays wanted to turn the page on the old regime. Today was a sloppy, nervous, pressing mess at the very best. Before Spring Training, even the most skeptical Rays fan would’ve had to at least concede that the pitching was good enough on paper to keep them alive until the All Star Break. Now with 5 of the Rays’ top 10 org SP on the DL until May and June, and getting embarrassed with their de facto “ace” on the mound, they can only hope that the May 1st hole isn’t too deep to climb out of. Common sense tells me that the hole on May 1st will be substantial. Too many what ifs and not nearly enough offense. This from an ardent and mostly optimistic Rays fan.

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scott myers April 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Think of this in terms of an NFL season. Right now the Rays have won 0 and lost 1/10

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