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Tale of the tape

Posted Jul 22, 2007 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Jul 22, 2007 at 04:55 PM

NEW YORK—Want some numbers? We’ve got ‘em.

* The 25 hits allowed today are the most ever by the Rays.
* The 21 runs and six homers have been surpassed only once—both in the same game. That was a 22-4 loss to the Red Sox on July 23, 2002 in the first game of a doubleheader that featured seven Boston homers.
* The 38 runs allowed in back-to-back games are the most in the majors since the Braves lost 16-6 to the Dodgers and 23-9 to the Reds on April 24 and 25, 1977.
* The 49 runs allowed in a series obliterates the previous Rays record of 37 set Sept. 6-9, 2004 at Yankee Stadium.

Reader Comments

Por (Mark Litt) on July 22, 2007 (Suggest removal)

As a Rays fan from start, I can honestly say this is the lowest point in franchise history. Either give Maddon some bullpen help or fire him. The kids running the team have proven they are not qualified. The owner must increase payroll or sell the team.
Fossum, Camp and Navarro should be gone by Tuesday. Bottom line, with this offense, it should have been a break through year, but with this ownership and management, lying is the onlky thing they are good at in regards to fans and baseball.

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Por (Don Dugger) on July 22, 2007 (Suggest removal)

When will the Rays dump all the relievers (throwers) in the bullpen except Reyes.  They are the worst collection of players I have ever seen.  They don’t even seem to get upset when they give up so many runs.  Oh well, cash the paycheck.  It’s time to bring up the entire staff from Durham.  They can not possibly do any worse.  Besides, they need major league experience anyway, and this season has been down the drain since, I don’t know 10 years?

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Por (Chris Auer) on July 22, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Rays ownership has an Ultimatum, make a move in the next week or lose season ticket seats. I am not going to listen to “it’s a young team” or “We are working on improving”. I am or am not going to give Stu my $14,000 and I am sure there are more with me. You got killed this weekend and you know why. It has been the same reason all year. Make a change for the better or I am setting my Rays gear on fire along with my money. Your call Stu.

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Por (Charles Troeger) on July 23, 2007 (Suggest removal)

I agree with Chris, Don & Mark.  I am a 5 ticket holder & had bought into the plan & for the everyday players it has seemed to work but for the pitching end it is totally unacceptable. We need to try something for our BULL-PEN. To much Bull in the pen now, we need some steers.  Bring up Niemann, Talbot and Mason. Dump Fossum Camp & Ryu. Sign Price & get him pitching & ready for next year.  Spend some money & make some trades.  If it looks this way I will not come back next year to chase a lost dream.

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