The Rays have made three trips combined to New York and Boston and each time, they have had a game postponed. Today’s is the latest rainout and it looks like they will make up the game as part of a day/night double header on September 21. Originally, the Rays were going to be playing two games in New York in September, but now, they’ll be playing four games in three days. Maybe we’ll see some of the top pitching prospects in that series.
From here the Rays will travel to Boston and again the weather doesn’t look good. The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain for their doubleheader on Tuesday. David Price was lamenting on Twitter today, that because of the rainout, he wouldn’t get the chance to pitch in Boston now. Actually Wade Davis will be pushed back to Friday instead according to Marc Topkin. James Shields and Jeff Niemann will pitch on Tuesday and Price will go on Wednesday. Now the Red Sox get to see Shields again who shut them out on June 14. The Red Sox repaid the favor by beating him 9-5 on July 16.
Enjoy the next couple off days without Rays baseball. This is a chance for all of us to peak in on some of the other races developing around baseball including the Diamonbacks sudden emergence in the National League West. Dan Uggla is looking to extend his hitting streak to 34 and of course it’s fun to see the Indians and Tigers vying for the American League Central. The Rays will probably finish with a better record than both of them.