Rays 5/2/21 pregame notes

Looking at things in context, over the last seven days, the Rays combined BABIP has hovered around the .207 mark — roughly .082 (give it take) below their season mark, and .093 below last season’s mark. Put another way, they have made contact, but they’ve hit the ball where the fielders were, not where they weren’t. That number will eventually change, and their production will increase.

TNWN: Rays vs. Astros — an ALCS preview

After finishing off the Yankees on Friday, 2-1 — as well as an off-day to recover on Saturday — the Tampa Bay Rays play host to the Houston Astros in San Diego on Sunday, when they open the best of seven American League Championship Series at Petco Park.