Is it too early to call the 2011 Rays season magical? Sure, but it’s still fun.
Matt Joyce once again got the job done, drilling a long ball and driving in a pair as part of the Rays six-run outcome. An equally important play by Joyce in eighth helped save the game as well.
With the Rays seemingly clinging to a two-run lead, Edwin Encarnación lifted a fly ball to shallow right that Joyce raced in and to his left and just got their in time, easily taking away a double, perhaps a triple.
It’s getting to the point that there is serious consideration in Joe’s
bar living room that Joyce is the MVP of the Rays through the first quarter of the season. Who else would be the MVP? Maybe Big Game Shields, that’s a top candidate.
The way Joyce is playing, at least for an everyday player, no one has been move valuable to the team this season than Matt Joyce.
Thank you Tampa Chamber of Commerce.