The Rays smacked the cover off the ball, banged out clutch hits and continued the thorough humiliation of Baltimore on Saturday, but Joe’s just so fired up about what complete baseball the team is playing.
Reid Brignac and Sam Fuld are Double-A hitters at this point, but still are dialed in on defense, along with seemingly everyone else minus the catcher who can’t catch.
Fuld is just one sick dude who never takes off a play. Two more gems added today. Joe will proudly wear Fuld’s cape when they give it out later this month, even if he’s hitting .190 by then.
Does Casey Kotchman get a cape day if he gets closer to .400?
It’s fair to say that with today’s double and homer Longoria has found his stroke, and his impact at third base can’t be quantified.
Sure the Rays can’t keep the latest run (18-6) up all season, but it feels very relaxed and sustainable. The bullpen is money, the road is no obstacle, and first place could be shared tonight. Why not us?