Monday night was one of Dirtbag’s worst games in the big leagues. It all came to a head when Dirtbag ran past a baserunner in front of him, simply an inexcusable sin on the major league level.
All that is forgotten now. That’s because Dirtbag saved the Rays.
Staring pitcher David Price was mowing down the Reds until he started running out of gas. Joel Peralta almost wiped out all of Price’s good will and solid game by allowing a tying run at 3-3 on a wild pitch. Damnit!
But it was Dirtbag to the rescue. He parked a pitch in the ninth inning to the third row in the left field bleachers and all was good. Rays win, 4-3.
No, Price didn’t get the win but thank goodness the Rays did.
And at least for a night, Dirtbag did his best to make us all forget that horrid baserunning error.