Though David Price has not had a terrible day today, he has lost his chance to collect a win. Former Ray Edwin Jackson has completely obliterated the Rays lineup, collecting a career high 12 strikeouts through the first six innings. Meanwhile, the Rays have mustered only 3 base runners on 2 hits and 1 walk.
The Rays are presently without Evan Longoria and Manny Ramirez, but the offense still has performed underneath expectations. Despite being one of the league’s best offenses in 2010, the present Rays have only put together 7 runs through the first 5 and a half games.
Though the injuries and impatience have taken their toll, the Rays also lead the league in terrible luck: Advanced stats show the Rays have unsustainably bad fortunes in both hitting and pitching this year.
Rays fans can certainly take consolation from their division rival, the Boston Red Sox, who dropped to 0-6 today against the Cleveland Indians.