Johnny Damon euphoria continues.
See what happens when you pay $5 million+ for a free agent? Some of these guys can really hit the ball in the clutch, though that attendance bonus sure seems out of reach.
More walk-off drama was even enough to get Joe to stop pounding his fist against the wall after Joe Maddon didn’t see fit to have John Jaso bunt with nobody out and B.J. Upton on second base in the ninth.
C’mon Skip, Bossman on third with one out doesn’t appeal to you? The computer has to like those odds. At least Bossman can’t get picked off second if he’s standing on third base, and it was the perfect setup for your beloved safety squeeze.
But the Rays are 6-8 after starting 0-6, and the manager has to get some credit.
Jeff Niemann churning out seven innings and settling in nicely after early trouble was a beautiful thing. Juan Cruz outclassing Jim Thome was great stuff. Keep staring at the mound, Thome.
Time to dust off the broom.