If you had known that by mid-May there would be eight Tampa Bay Rays players on the disabled list, where would you have predicted the team to stand in the AL East?
If you had known that the roll call of injuries included such key names as Evan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, Jeff Niemann, Kyle Farnsworth and earlier on B.J. Upton, how far down in the standings would you have projected the Rays?
You certainly couldnt have expected this: tied for first place and nine games over .500.
Somehow, despite the bad health news that has beset them, the Rays keep finding ways to win games and battle back from adversity.
With their back-to-back wins in Toronto this week, they salvaged a road trip that was heading south in a hurry, threatening to drag the Rays with them after such a promising start to the season.
They could easily have returned home from their latest swing at 1-7 or 2-6. Instead, after coming back from a 3-0 deficit Tuesday night in Toronto to beat the Blue Jays 4-3, they retur...