The Rays face elimination today as they prepare to take on Texas on the road in Arlington. The Rays hope that Matt Garza, the fiery pitcher can perform well and cool off the bats of the Rangers, keeping Vlad and Hamilton in check.
The biggest issue with the Rays is the lack of offense. With Rocco out (thank goodness) and Pena struggling, it is up to the rest of the team to win this game today. Crawford and Longoria have to wake up and hit for power today. Zobrist and Bartlett have been solid and have to continue, but it is the rest of the lineup that has to get to work and win this game, Upton, Aybar, Jennings (if he plays) all have to do something today. It will be a very intense and interesting game to watch today. Stay tuned for analysis after the game, win or loss.