Was Matt Joyce out diving head first into first base?
Probably. But Joe will file that safe call away so he’s not as angry about the ones that inevitably will screw the Rays later this season. Joyce’s two-out fortune — and hustle — opened the flood gates for the Rays’ sixth-run fifth inning enroute to the 7-1 victory against Toronto.
What clutch, quality strokes by Luke Scott and Sean Rodriguez to blow the game open. Very impressive stuff, considering how hot Jays starter Brandon Morrow was entering this game.
Cesar Ramos gets a gold star and the win after coming in for Jeff Niemann, who got plunked on the ankle by a line drive in the first inning. What a way to seize an opportunity. Ramos hadn’t pitched in eight days. Starting in the fifth inning, Wade Davis, Jay Howell, Burke Badenhop and Jake McGee brought the victory home flawlessly.
It was about time the Rays had an easy one. Those late rallies in Baltimore were too hard on the nerves.