No need to jam your finger down your throat after this loss, just turn on BSPN in the wee hours and watch the JeterFest repeat itself over and over and over. 

Sure, Derek Jeter deserves the accolades for reaching the 3K mark, but it’s hard to stomach that he essentially beat the Rays Saturday with a 5-for-5 performance and the game-winning hit.

If only Kelly Sloppach’s ninth-inning flyout went another two feet. Anyone else see Mariano Rivera hang his head after contact?

And where was the pinch-hitter for Justin Ruggiano? It probably wouldn’t have mattered, but Sam Fuld sure seemed like a slightly better option there.

Longball from Matt Joyce and B.J. Upton, but collars for Evan Longoria and Casey Kotchman. Five hits and four runs and plenty of lost opportunities.

So David Price marches into the All-Star break with a 3.70 ERA. Nice.

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4 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    Price does not deserve to be on the All-Star team.

    He can’t throw a strike unless it’s a fastball. He has taken major steps back on his secondary pitches. It seems like last year he had a nice slider and was developing a changeup. Now his slider is flat or out of the zone and the changeup hangs and doesn’t seem to fool anyone (though he did get a SO on one today).

    Even BA said today that David needs to learn how to pitch and not rely on the heater so much. I was a little surprised by the comment since every time he throws a decent game all they talk about is how great his fastball command was that day.

  2. Tone says:

    Price has been plagued with lack of command this year. He can win games with just the fastball as long as it is located well. A win today and all is forgiven.

  3. Don says:

    HEADLINE: “Jeter kicks Rays ass, Price’s head still spinning”

  4. Rob says:

    Why does it always seem like the Rays are on the wrong end of a good baseball story?

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