Rays Notes: Pitching Dominance, Hak-Ju Lee

By David Hill

How good has the bullpen been recently? Over the last 48 innings they pitched, the bullpen has given up only two runs and have struck out 68 batters. Since the All-Star break, they have an ERA of 1.30

Prior to this year, the Rays only had one reliever put together a 20+ inning scoreless streak. J.P. Howell and Fernando Rodney both have 20+ inning scoreless streaks this year.

The Rays have scored 3 runs or fewer in 10 of their last 13 games. Thanks to their dominant pitching staff, they are also 8-5 in that stretch.

Hak-Ju Lee had his streak of 46 consecutive games reaching base snapped last night, as he went 0-4 for Montgomery.