Tale of the Tape:
Record: Rays (25-30), Diamondbacks (25-34)
Two months into the season, neither team has been taken very seriously on either side of the ball. However, the Diamondbacks’ offense is becoming increasingly relevant with each passing day.
Recently spear-headed by Jake Lamb, who has six RBI’s to go along with three dingers in his last 28 at-bats, the Diamondbacks are producing a lot more runs than many would expect. Arizona is sixth in the NL in run production, even without the three outfielders who carried the team last year.
The Rays, on the other hand, have remained relatively irrelevant in both offense and pitching. The team consists of former-highly touted prospects who will seemingly never rise to their expected fame, such as infielders Nick Franklin, Brad Miller and Tim Beckham, and outfielders Desmond Jennings and Steven Souza Jr.