The Tampa Bay Rays have been stranded.
Pretty much, that sums up the team’s 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night.
The Rays drove in only one of nine runners in scoring position, and they’ve driven in only one of 26 on the homestand.
“We’re going to get going offensively. We just didn’t,” manager Kevin Cash said. “Hopefully, we’ll turn it around. We know we’re better than what we’ve done the last couple of nights offensively. The guys are going to get some big hits. Like we always said, it’s going to take one or two, and it seems like it kind of keeps the line moving.”
Cash was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Drew Smyly took the loss, allowing only two runs (both on homers). He struck out eight.
““I thought I made a lot of good pitches, just a couple of pitches went for home runs, and we couldn’t score,” Smyly said.
Chris Archer pitches for the Rays tonight.