Being that the Rays have graciously given fans around the league three of the last six perfect games, it's tempting to think that they're special. There's no denying that yesterday's lineup was a relatively weak selection from an already offensively challenged team. There's also no denying that Felix Hernandez really is special. The combination of these two factors makes the perfect game seem almost inevitable.

I have no special insight into whether the Rays hitters approach under Shelton makes them any more susceptible to the perfect game and the no-hitter than another similarly limp-hitting team would be. What I can do, though, is very basic math.