So how long before the Rays shut him down for the season? He’s at 164 innings and, given the Rays history, it’s hard to imagine they’ll let him start a game past 180.
His next two starts appear to be against the Red Sox, who the Rays trail by eight games in the Wild Card chase.
Would Stu and company dare end HellBoy’s season if the Rays were still in the hunt this season, say five back with 12 to play? Hey, if they made him disappear in the thick of it last year, there’s no reason to think it won’t happen again.
Good to see the Rays smack around a bad starter today, even if they left a hundred runners on base and Jose Lobaton made us yearn for Kelly Shoppach.
Anytime the bats are aggressive early, that’s serious progress.