Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/3/13
The line on David Price’s return from the disabled list Tuesday night was encouraging – no runs on three hits in seven innings – as the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to an 8-0 blanking of the home team Houston Astros.  Price could hardly have done better, throwing only 70 pitches, 48 for strikes, with 10 K’s and no walks. Yet while a win may be a win, the Astros are not the team to test the recovering Cy Young awardee, back from a triceps injury that sidelined him for 44 games.  Clearly a team in rebuilding mode, Houston has been outscored by 124 runs over their first 84 games, the worst in baseball.  (The second worse team, the Miami Marlins, are not even close with their -87 run differential.)  Not surprisingly, Houston also owns the worst record in the American League. Having dominated the Astros 20-0 in the first two games of their series, the Rays may be quite anxious to see more of them.  They will get that chance with five more games, two left in Houston and a three-game series at T...
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