The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Series Win Over Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays
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The Bad - Stop and Start Offense

Although the Rays were able to score 9 runs in the series, the club lacked the consistent scoring needed to put up big numbers against some of the better teams in baseball.

Scoring is down around the league at the moment, but the Rays reliance on extra base hits to score runs will be costly unless they begin mashing like the best in the league. Tampa Bay currently has a team on base percentage of just .301, which makes it difficult to put up runs throughout a game. The Rays mainly relied on big innings this series (6 of their 9 runs came in just 2 of the 27 innings played), and that can only carry a team so far.

As the Rays look to improve as the season progresses, finding ways to put up runs throughout the game will help take pressure off of the pitching staff and allow the club to win in more ways than just getting hot for a few batter stretch.