Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…
For the first three innings, it seemed like a broken record, that the Rays couldn’t get a hit if they had a fistful of C-notes in a house of ill repute.
The Rays tied a season-high in the Fruitdome by scoring eight runs (on six hits no less!) in the middle innings to put away the Orioles and recapture first place. The four-run sixth was particularly interesting when the Rays seemed to pepper the left side of the infield for their offense. Smart baserunning exposing a sloppy Baltimore defense added insurance runs.
And those runs were all that stud rookie Matt Moore and relievers Jake McGee and Wade Davis needed.
Aside from the fact Bossman has been the Rays best hitter in recent weeks, how about the pitching of McGee? The guy really seems to have turned the corner and gives the Rays yet another strong arm on its pitching staff.
It just amazes Joe that the Rays, with this putrid offense, are still in first place in the first week of June.
Shows you what superior pitching will do for a team.