Not even cold weather can keep these bats down.
ZORILLA! (Awfully fun to type.)
A franchise-record eight RBIs for Zorilla, 19 hits, a good confidence boost for Jake McGee, and more run support and experience for Jeremy Hellickson, who packed in his band of corn-fed supporters in that gorgeous ballpark. Damn, Tampa/Gateway could use an outdoor crib like that.
Joe votes to keep the hot bats in the lineup tonight.
All of a sudden Game 2 of the twin bill seems huge. A sweep is on the table and the Rays can move into a half-game of first place. Surely, there’s some record out there that says a team has never opened 1-8 and led its division by the end of April.
Joe Maddon said Jeff Neimann is getting closer. It would be the latest miracle if he can show that tonght.