THE GOOD: If the Rays win the AL East, the Red Sox have to play the Angels in the first round with LA having home field advantage. This season, the Red Sox are 1-8 against the Angels and 0-3 in Anaheim.
THE BAD: Of the 19 remaining games, the Rays play 11 on the road. The Red Sox play 11 of 17 at home…The Rays have a losing record against 2 teams this season, Cleveland and the Yankees.
THE TELLING: The Rays are 29-20 against the teams remaining on their schedule, while the Red Sox are 21-22…According to Baseball Prospectus, the Rays have a 99.9% chance of making the playoffs and a 75.4% chance of winning the division. The Yankees have a 0.1% chance of making the playoffs. Together now: The Yankees are ROADKILL.
DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA…
- Marc Topkin points out what we have been saying for weeks…If winning a championship is the ultimate goal, then the Rays better win the division. [St. Pete Times]
- Elijah Dukes. Ahhh, the mischievous little badger is up to his old tricks. Oh, how we don’t miss thee. [New York Post]
- This is a little old, but Bucco Blog calls on all Pirates fans to jump on the Rays bandwagon. [Bucco Blog]