The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Series Win Over Blue Jays
By Josh Jacobs
The Good - The Rays Pitching Staff
Coming into any series against an offense like the Blue Jays, your pitching staff faces real tests in terms of both quality of your top end guys and depth of your staff as a whole. Tampa Bay showed up and delivered in this weekend series.
The Rays were able to hold Toronto to just 7 total runs in the series, with 4 of those runs coming in the 8th inning of game 2. Limiting an offense with the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Matt Chapman, and Teoscar Hernandez is no small feat, and the Rays did so rather easily.
Faced with a slew of injuries to pitchers Tyler Glasnow, Shane Baz, Luis Patino, Peter Fairbanks, and Nick Anderson, it should come as a huge encouragement to Rays fans to see their pitching staff competition with some of the best offenses in the game, even with a very depleted staff.