Just how costly was the Rays recent loosing streak? Well, if you look at the standings in the AL East…very. The Yankees, Indians, Royals, and Orioles are now closing ground on what was once an almost “sure thing” type of wild card. The month of September has become a crucial time for all of these teams. Especially the Rays. If you look closely at their schedule, they play the majority of their games on the road and their away record is not very impressive. Add to it the fact that the teams they are playing have a strong lineup, and you have a recipe for disaster. All this as The Red Sox and Yankees continue to rack up the wins. So keep your fingers crossed and hope for the Rays to win, win, win, and charge forward towards that wildcard!