Playing A Little Pepper

With 16 games remaining, how many wins will the Rays probably need after dropping 5 of 6 to the Orioles and Yankees?

Let’s ignore the Angels who are 1 game ahead of the Rays in the loss column and just hope they don’t go on a tear. Now, let’s assume the Rays can take 2 of 3 from the Orioles in the final 3 games of the season. That leaves the O’s 13 other games, 6 on the road (M’s, Red Sox) and 7 at home (4 vs Jays, 3 vs Red Sox). Not the toughest schedule ever. If the O’s go 7-6 in those games, the Rays have to finish 12-4 (10-3 in non-O’s games). Not impossible, but also highly unlikely. A more realistic scenario has the O’s going 6-7 and the Rays needing 11 wins (9-4 in non-O’s games). Still not easy, but that 1 game suddenly makes it seem more doable…11-5 TO GET TO 89 WINS, AND HOPE FOR THE BEST

Game Graph

[Will be up at game time]

Source: FanGraphs

Lineup…

  1. Desmond Jennings, LF
  2. BJ Upton, CF
  3. Ben Zobrist, SS
  4. Matt Joyce, RF
  5. Luke Scott, DH
  6. Jeff Keppinger, 3B
  7. Carlos Pena, 1B
  8. Ryan Roberts, 2B
  9. Jose Molina, C
  10. Alex Cobb, SP

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1 Comment

  1. Rob says:

    This team has quit on each other. They are done.

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