With the trade deadline quickly approaching, one huge question surrounds the Tampa Bay Rays: will they land another impact player?
After an exhilarating weekend of play, the Rays will play host to the Nationals in a brief two-game interleague series, starting Monday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays travel from one Washington to the other, where they are set to start a brief, two-game Interleague series with the Nationals on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay followed a five game win streak by dropping four in a row, while Washington dropped three of four to Atlanta after winning six straight.
The Rays will welcome the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers into the Trop for a three game set Friday, following their last off-day before the All-Star break. Le Tigre has cooled down somewhat following the last meeting between the two teams, at the beginning of June. As of June 27th, the Tigers have lost eight of their last 15 games while averaging just under three runs per game. The Rays haven’t fared much better. Tampa Bay has lost nine of their last 15 games, though they’ve averaged over three runs per game in that stretch.