The Tampa Bay Rays are off to an unimaginable begin, one not seen for many years. The crew is 12-0 and can search for fortunate 13 on Thursday the thirteenth towards Boston.
Tampa Bay’s sizzling begin, nevertheless, won’t assure long-term success.
The 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee
Brewers began the season with an MLB-record 13 wins, however neither hoisted the World Sequence championship trophy. The Brewers
completed 91-71 and third within the AL East. The Braves completed 89-73 and received
the NL East however had been swept by the St. Louis Cardinals within the playoffs.
Solely the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers received 10 or extra to begin
the yr and completed World Sequence champions.
The 162-game common season is an unimaginable grind. File-setting
begins don’t assure deep playoff runs. Nonetheless, the streak is a marvel and units up the
Rays for a profitable season, even when they stub their toe for per week.
The 12 straight wins additionally tied a Tampa Bay mark for
consecutive wins at any level in a season.
“That’s fairly superior,” supervisor Kevin Money stated of his crew’s streak, in accordance
to the Tampa Bay Occasions. “Anytime that we’re doing one thing that could be a
franchise document, it’s fairly significant, impactful. So the fellows needs to be
actually pleased with that.”
Tampa Bay’s robust begin is buoyed by a league-high 92 runs and stout pitching. The crew’s 27 runs allowed is the very best by 12
video games within the fashionable period, in line with the Tampa Bay Occasions.
It’s unlikely that the Rays can sustain that tempo for
all the yr. Bats will go chilly and pitchers will get harm.
It’s additionally necessary to notice that the Rays’ wins have come over below-.500 groups Detroit, Washington, Oakland and Boston.
For now, although, Rays followers ought to benefit from the wonderful begin.
“I believe we’re placing every little thing collectively,” Tampa Bay’s Christian Bethancourt stated per MLB.com. “We’re making an attempt our greatest to be the very best model of ourselves. We’re
not being egocentric. We’re simply maintaining the road going offensively.
Pitching-wise, they’re doing an impressive job, and hopefully we will proceed
and we will get the place we need to be, which is the World Sequence.”