For a team trying to contend for a division title, the Tampa Bay Rays were terrible in August.

The Rays were coming off the best month in club history, following a 21-5 record in July. Their encore performance, an 11-15 August, was the team’s worst record since also going 11-15 in July 2011.

The month was the team’s first losing August since Manager Joe Maddon’s first season in 2006.

The team’s struggles were in large part due to their inability to produce runs. The 89 runs scored (3.4 runs per game) also marked a franchise low for the month of August.

There were some exciting moments from individual players from August, including walk-off victories and spectacular plays.

Here are the grades for the players for the month of August.


Jamal Wilburg is a Correspondentor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotations in this article were obtained via Official Team Game Notes

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