The Rays are feeling the heat and have now won four straight games and have won 14 of their last 20 games. The Rays still have a lot of fight in them and are out on a mission to prove a lot of baseball fans wrong. They still have a lot of work to do though. As of today, they stand 7 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 38 games remaining. There going to have to win most of those games in order for 9 to equal 8. The impressive thing about this winning streak is that the injuries have not slowed them down. During the run the pitching has been great, and Damon and Longoria are starting to swing a hot bat. The Rays competition isn’t getting much easier as the Red Sox and Yanks are playing pretty well. Luckily the Red Sox are starting to lose some games now. The Rays are going to need all the help they can get from their AL East rivals’ opponents in September. The schedule for the Rays doesn’t get much easier at all. Here’s the Rays season schedule:
As you can see, there are some pretty tough matchups against the 3 best teams in the AL, including 6 games against Texas and plenty of more games against the Yanks and Sox. Not great news there, but the Rays know what it takes to get to October. They won this tough division twice outplaying moneyball, now just a Wild Card spot would be great. Rays baseball is at it’s peak of intensity now. There’s going to be a lot of exciting baseball played in the AL East in September, and you can be sure the Rays are going to be right in the middle of it.