THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. A sac fly and the go-ahead 2-run double in the 10th proved to be the game-winner. It was only Dirtbag’s second 3-RBI game since May…Matt Garza. When he is good, he is great. 9 innings, 9 strikeouts, no walks and 2 runs on 5 hits.
THE BAD: Slumping Offense. Yes, it was Roy Halladay, but the Rays still only managed 5 hits in 10 innings. But hey, that was 5 more than the day before.
THE TELLING: Dioner Navarro got the night off so he can start today and tomorrow against the lefties. Carlos Pena was dropped to 6th in the batting order…Teams that have been victim of a perfect game during the regular season are now 9-8 in the next game.
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Fox Sports Florida had a minor typo at the end of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. [Uniwatch]
- Michael Sasso of the Tampa Tribune points out that ironclad leases with stadiums are not always so ironclad and that there is plenty of precedence for getting out of the deals. [Tampa Tribune]