Rays Fail With Bases Loaded...Again
The Rays loaded the bases with one out in the first inning against Jason Vargas but were unable to score. With 1-out and the bases loaded the Rays have been good ranking 4th best in the American League with a .344 (11 for 36) average. With 2-out and the bases loaded they are ranked last in the American League with a .130 (6 for 46) average.
Sean Rodriguez was 0-1 with a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded and 1-out but was unable to deliver as he popped out to the 3rd baseman.
Yunel Escobar had been to the plate 6 times with the bases loaded and 2-out and had made an out each time. Unfortunately for the Rays the pattern held true as Escobar lined out to center field.
Hopefully, the Rays offense can overcome the wasted opportunity it had in the first inning.