Last year Greinke was masterful in becoming the best starter in the American League. This year, eh, he’s ordinary, with a losing record and an ERA over 4.00.
Of course, the elixir for a starter pitcher’s ills is to face the Derek Shelton-tutored Rays bats. The Rays managed four hits on a struggling pitcher. For a team that has the American League East title in their grasps, this is inexcusable, until one remembers who the hitting coach is.
Once again Joe states he’d be more comfortable with Gary Shelton as the Rays hitting instructor.
Consider the Rays have scored a grand total of seven runs in four games against a pair of teams with heinous ERAs.
Ah, the Derek Shelton syndrome.
Just as Rays fans cherish these final moments of Carl Crawford wearing the local threads, so too can we all hope Shelton is out the door quicker than CC.