- The Rays are playing one of the worst teams in baseball, one of the "big three" pitchers is on the mound, and they throw the series opener away. I'm not writing a single good thing about it. Although I have to give Bartlett some credit for going 3 for 3 on his first day back on the job.
- Matt Garza (8-6) gave up 4 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings, walking 4 and striking out 0... against the Royals!
- The top of the lineup (Aki, and Upton) were an astonishing 0 for 8...against the Royals!
- Hinske was also 0 for 4, and Gabe Gross still can't buy a start...against the Royals!