Rays struggle to mount an offense against Indians

by Gary Shelton on June 29, 2015 · 1 comment

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Grady Sizemore rounds third base after getting the Rays on the board./JEFFREY S. KING

Grady Sizemore rounds third base after getting the Rays on the board./JEFFREY S. KING

Monday, 11:22 p.m.

Some nights, you wonder what there is the Tampa Bay Rays' bat rack.

Some times, it must look like toothpicks.

The Rays were shut down again offensively Monday night, losing for the sixth time in eight games in a 7-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians and rookie Cody Anderson. The Rays managed only three hits – only two of them off Anderson – in the defeat.

The Rays have been shut out twice during the street, and scored Monday night only when

Sizemore is congratulated after his home run in the seventh.\./JEFFREY S. KING

Sizemore is congratulated after his home run in the seventh.\./JEFFREY S. KING

Grady Sizemore hit a home run. Aside from that, it was a sloppy night for Tampa Bay, one where catcher Rene Rivera dropped a popup transferring the ball to his throwing hand, and one in which pitcher Ronald Belisario threw a ball to the backstop while trying to intentionally walk a batter. Rivera was also doubled off second base in the ninth inning on a line drive.

“Our offense will get out of this funk,'' said manager Kevin Cash.

For the Rays, Nathan Karans admittedly did not have his best stuff, but he still left the game trailing only 3-1.

 

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Barry McDowell June 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

It would be nice if Longo put this team on his back and starts contributing in the clutch–this could become contagious but he’s not earning his paycheck now.

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