The Tampa Bay Rays once looked like a lock for the postseason, but a 1-8 stretch at the end of August into September has set them back a ways.
Sitting just 2.5 games up on the New York Yankees (yeah, they're still around) for the final wild-card spot in the AL, the team is in danger of falling out of the playoff picture.
The Rays have run into some offensive trouble as of late, scoring just 2.1 runs per game during their 1-8 stretch. The team wasn't scoring enough to win games, and one of the biggest culprits for the slump was rookie sensation Wil Myers.
After batting .340 with eight home runs through Aug. 9, Myers has gone cold. He is now batting .286, and he went just 2-for-27 without a single RBI during the team's 1-8 stretch.
Myers was once the best offensive weapon on this team, but as he's fallen into a slump, so has the team. His importance can't be overstated, and even as a rookie, he will be the deciding factor as to whether the Rays are still playing in October.