It’s hard not to overreact when you see the Rays fail in all phases of the game.
Aside from getting blanked 7-0 by the hated Yankees tonight, the Rays inched closer to the AL lead in errors, the deep, deep batting slump continued, and Joe’s probably not the only one starting to wonder whether the James Shields of 2011 was an anomaly. Nothing worse than serving up an 0-2 fastball for grand slam like Shields did tonight. That almost qualifies as more than just “a mistake.”
Ben Zobrist’s troubles also found his glove with two errors while his average dropped to .203.
Yeah, “it’s early.” But Joe hates that take on the heels of a season in which every game mattered.
It’s certainly not too early for most of the Rays to raise their batting averages up from embarassing depths.