Rays keep making blanking history
The Rays keep making the wrong kind of history
Thursday's game was the sixth time they've been shutout this month, and all in a span of 25 games. That breaks their own record for futility, as they were shutout five times in July 1998 and June 2011. (It's not the worst in the majors, however, as the Dodgers were blanked 7 times in June.)
The Rays are the first AL team to be shutout 6 times in a calendar month since Texas in Sept. 2009.
But where it gets interesting is here: The Rays are the first team to be shutout six times in a month AND have a winning record in that month since the 1985 Reds (who were blanked 6 times and went 15-14 in August) AND the first AL team to do so since the 1973 Yankees (who were blanked 6 times in May and went 15-13).