Damn. Walking in the winning run. Stinks, but Joe can’t get too upset over this win.
Sonny is a spot starter and long reliever yet he pitched admirably against a team that is hot, on the road no less.
Aside from the walks (yeah, Joe knows, “Don’t worry Mrs. Theismann, aside from Joe’s broken leg, he’s a fine quarterback.”), the Rays pitching was fine. The Indians had 14 at-bats with men in scoring position and got a grand total of one in those 14-attempts. That’s damned good in Joe’s eyes.
Each time the Rays trailed, they battled back and, of course, flashed leather when needed, such as Briggy and the Magic of Kotch, who really should be the everyday first baseman. It is such a no-brainer.
Joe can’t get too upset over this loss. Many had thrown in the towel with Sonny getting the start. Yet if not for walks, they win.
Just gotta cut down on those damned walks.