Friday, June 19, 2009

Rays come to Flushing for the First time Since 2000

The American league champions Tampa Bay Rays come to Citi Field this weekend to start a 3 game set against the Mets. I have always looked at this weekend on the schedule as an important set for our Mets. This team plays a different brand of baseball and is a fundamentally sound group of players under Joe Maddon. The Rays come off losing 2 out of 3 to the hot Colorado Rockies. They are 2 games over .500 and 6 games out of the division lead.

The Mets need to pay attention to a couple of the Rays stars who are coming into NY hot.

B J Upton is hitting .346 over the last week on 9 for 26 with 7 stolen bases. The Mets catchers might be getting a good work out this weekend.

Evan Longoria, who is a pretty talented player is hitting a little over .300 in the last week.

Ben Zobrist has 6 homers in the month of June

Of course Carl Crawford is hitting a solid .280 over the last month with 5 homers

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