Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier calls out team after another loss
The Tampa Bay Rays cannot afford to lose any more ground in the American League Wild Card race, and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier knows it.
After the Rays lost on Tuesday to the lowly Seattle Mariners, Kiermaier called out the team for their recent stretch of play.
“We’re not playing good baseball right now,” he said, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s safe to say.”
Tuesday’s defeat was the second in a row for the Rays and their fourth in the last six games. The team now holds just a half game lead over the Oakland Athletics for the second and final AL Wild Card spot.
The reinforcements should be arriving soon for Tampa, but that may not matter if they cannot get their act together and lock down a playoff spot.