April’s Showers Not So Bad

Of course, all that was raining on the Rays during the month of April were W’s.

17 of ’em to be exact.

The Rays came out of April with a 17-6 record. 

Wow.

Not only is that the best in the American League, it is the best record in the MAJORS. 

Now,let’s recap.

Who doesn’t have the best record in the league?

        Yankees

        Red Sox

        Phillies

(I just wanted to make sure that was clear.)

Sure, this season is just one month old, but you have to start somewhere, right?  Last year, the Rays got off to a 9-14 start and, in the competitive AL East, pretty much sealed their doom early.  They made a run near the end of the season to put themselves in contention for a wildcard spot, but injuries and bad baseball–and the aforementioned poor start–gave them no wiggle room for mistakes. 

This kind of a start means that when that inevitable slump comes for the Rays, they WILL have some room for error.

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Amazin’ Pena

Sure, the Rays lost to the Kansas City Royals last night.  But not for lack of effort by one Carlos Pena.

He made a great play to take away an extra bases hit down the line early in the game.  Then he turned in an incredible “falling-into-the-dugout” grab of a foul ball in a 1-0 game to support his pitcher.

  First Baseman Carlos Pena #23 Of The Tampa Bay Rays Falls

That level of effort is why the Rays are not only the best team in the league right now, but also because watching them (in person or on tv) is one of the most entertaining 2-3 hours you can spend in your day.

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6 comments

  1. devilabrit

    There is no question the Rays are off to a great start, I personally think it will continue so no one will be able to call it a good start, but ultimately a good season…. but the race is on… first to 20 and it looks like the O’s have a last minute lead, I thought the Rays may beat Baltimore to 20, obviously wins for the Rays and loses for the O’s

    -peter
    Phillies Outside

  2. azinneck

    It’s great to see the Rays off to such a great start this season! And that’s a great photo of Pena….I love when players sacrifice themselves (well, without injury) like that to make a ridiculous play. Kind of pumps the team up. Here’s to another good month for the Rays πŸ™‚
    ~AZ
    http://azinneck.mlblogs.com

  3. bklyntrolleyblogger

    That was a hell of a month! I hope they are on enough good footing come the trade deadline to add a player. I enjoy everyday the Rays are in front of the Bombers. gets me warm and fuzzy.
    mike

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