Two nights ago as the Rays were adding insurance runs we said the following on Twitter:
4-run lead now. Not even Percy can [bad bad word] this one up , right?
Luckily for us and the Rays, they actually built the lead up to 6 before Percival was called upon in the 9th inning. Because 5 batters later, he had surrendered 4 runs.
But listen to the quotes from Joe Maddon, and not only is he going to still run Percival out there, he’s going to do it more often.
We went a whole week without throwing him. He got hot once up in Boston, and that was it. You liked the idea that he’s not been overused in a sense, but I don’t like to have him so underused, either…Seven days not pitching was not good.
Joe Maddon, your Tampa Bay Rays manager. He would have complimented the captain of the Titanic on his mustache, after hitting the iceberg.
Percival undeterred by uneven results [MLB]