ST. PETERSBURG — Greetings, all.
Bill Chastain is off this weekend, and I, Alden Gonzalez, will be taking over from Tropicana Field on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Big series for the Rays right now — you think? Tampa Bay has lost six straight series, and the schedule isn’t going to get any easier. Currently 6 1/2 games back in the tough American League East, the Rays haven’t had an off-day since April 20 and won’t get another until May 11. After the Red Sox, they’ve got the Orioles for two, then a five-game road trip against the Yankees and Red Sox.
Oh, yeah. They’re facing Josh Beckett tonight.
Let’s see what happens …
— Alden Gonzalez