Well, it was a bummer of a game. The way David Price has been pitching of late, five runs is a winner.

But Price was more like Scotty Kazmir than his usual Price self. Hey, the guy’s human, as are the Rays. Five-game win streak snapped. Joe will take five wins every six games any day.

Oh, look: Casey Kotchman is continuing to hit. And Dan Johnson is continuing to stink out loud at the plate.

Should be interesting when Dirtbag returns. It’s going to be very hard to justify keeping Johnson on the parent club when Kotchman is so far superior defensively than Johnson and it hitting so much better as well.

But the conundrum for Merlot Joe doesn’t end there. Matt Joyce seems so much more comfortable hitting in the top half of the lineup than the bottom half, specifically when he is in the No. 3 hole for some reason.

Does Merlot Joe dare to put DIrtbag at cleanup? That would be a ballsy move.

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  1. Joe says:

    I'd like to welcome(well almost surely anyway) Alex Cobb to the team for a start. Seems flat out rude to make the kid out duel Jered Weaver but hey he gets a start in the bigs.

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  2. Tone says:

    Adam Russell blows.

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  3. Don says:

    All I know about the Top of the order is that Upton has no right being there...FU, Dam, Joyce,ZO thats it... no rally stopper (UPTON) up there please.
    WHile on on UPton....MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO ....Upton has all the morons..Joyce, kotchm. looking back and crying to the umpire when they sit there and look at 3rd strikes...MAddon better stop that BS NOW..
    IF he (they) haven't noticed the umpires don't like IT...IF you players don't like it start swinging or sit down and shut up!
    BRIG. is LOST..needs a trip to the minors to see if he can still hit??

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  4. Edward says:

    Uh-Oh!!!!!!! Fuld is now .301. Not good

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    • KillaTapes says:

      It was bound to happen. But if Fuld can hit .265-.275 with a good OBP and his speed/defense, that will be a big catalyst for this team!

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  5. Joe says:

    The worst part about the lose is not just that we had Price on the mound, it's that we still have to face Weaver.

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