The Rays don’t use their bats very much

by Gary Shelton on July 2, 2015 · 3 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

For the Rays, hitting is often a struggle./ANDREW J. KRAMER

T For the Rays, hitting is often a struggle/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Thursday, 7:35 a.m.

They didn't hit much on Monday. They didn't hit much on Tuesday. They didn't hit much on Wednesday.

And for goodness' sakes, they may not hit much today.

This, they don't do. Some cleaning services do not do windows. The Tampa Bay Rays do not hit. As it turns out, it isn't convenient.

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John Garvey July 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Yes, the Rays STINK as far as hitting the baseball goes. They simply cannot hit major league pitching. The reason? LOL Doesn’t matter. They do not have players who can consistently hit the ball in the major leagues. And they don’t have the money to go and get them.
The Ray’s are the modern version of 1906’s hitless wonders and it is an absolute drag to watch them. 13 hits……… over an entire 4 game series? 19 strikeouts in one GAME? How many near perfect games and no hitters thrown at them recently?
It’s flat out PATHETIC!

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Rick Martin July 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

This is the team that I envisioned at the beginning of the season when I predicted a 100-loss season. I expect that things will get better with Odorizzi, Moore coming back as well as Loney. Silver lining is that they’re only 1 gm back after losing 9 out of 11. If they can stop the bleeding now, they’ll still stay in it.

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Barry McDowell July 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Then there is the issue of why so many Rays cast-offs seem to swing the bat better in a new environment: Vogt, that catcher with Toronto whose name I forget, Zobrist (we really couldn’t afford to keep him?). There is something systemically wrong with the Rays, as you point out, and it begins in the front office regarding evaluation/development of offensive talent.

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