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Could it get any worse for Tampa Bay Rays?

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September

Evan_longoria The Tampa Bay Rays lost Carlos Peña for the rest of the season with two broken fingers, and they lost both games of the doubleheader to the Yankees, 4-1 and 11-1, extending their losing streak to a season-high six. And they lost another half-game to the Red Sox, dropping 7½ back in the AL wild card, at 72-66, with 25 to go.

"Tough day, long day,'' manager Joe Maddon said. "It was their day. It wasn't ours.''

For pictcher Andy Sonnanstine, Sunday "was probably one of the worst days of my life. I showed up and had a chat with Peña (his close friend) and found out he was out for the season, and I come out and blow out our bullpen where they have to cover over six innings.''

Tampabay.com reader Bill from St. Pete said "words couldn't describe the latest Rays' debacle."

Other readers didn't have that problem.

"I was so embarrassed," wrote Darren from Staten Island. "What really pissed me off was the lineup. We had no chance tonight. Why were Crawford, Zobrist and Bartlett not in the lineup?"

Kenny from Hudson wrote: "The fork is stuck so deep in the Rays carcass you can't even see the handle. I have to admit I was one that voted for Sonnanstine to come back. I was wrong!"

"When will this season come to an end," Duane from Tampa asked. "What a painful trainwreck to watch."

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Photo: Evan Longoria grimaces after striking out in the ninth inning of the opening-game loss. AP

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:57pm]

    

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