Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…
Joe’s not wont to polish a turd. Losses are ugly, painful, depressing. Wins are exhilarating and why you play the game.
Given that, Joe cannot get bent about the Rays losing 9-6 today. Hellboy gave up a career-high number of hits today and a career-high number of runs. That’s not going to happen often.
Throw in the fact the Rays are not built to win when they don’t get decent pitching, when their pitchers are shelled, but still the Rays battled back. Sure they squandered opportunities and the final out of the game, a questionable Zorilla strikeout (if Zorilla swung and missed on the third strike, then how in the world was the check swing on a previous pitch not a strike?) may have stopped the Rays from tying the game or taking a lead in the ninth
No, Joe can’t get too hacked off at this loss. The Rays battled back despite Hellboy’s worst start.
It’s a hopeful sign amid a sweep.
Damn, those bristles sting.