Joe Maddon is a master at staying positive in the face of anything. So in that tradition, this Joe will say tonight’s 4-1 beat down at the hands of the Yankees at least came with silver linings of Alex Cobb performing admirably and Desmond Jennings getting a couple of hits in the second night of his return.
Cobb really had command of his changeup and had the Yankees off-balance before he collapsed in the eighth.
And that’s pretty much where it ends.
At least it was quick.
Every team slumps at the plate, but the depth of the Rays’ nosedive is extraordinary. Or you could play Maddon and say the Rays keep running into great pitching.