Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…
Don’t expect Rays reliever Joel Peralta to spend much vacation time in the nation’s capital. So far, he probably wants to play in Japan.
Two nights after getting caught with pine tar on his glove (Davey Johnson has been up to these tricks for decades), Peralta enters the Rays game tonight with a chance to hold the contest in a tie, giving the usual Rays punchless offense a prayer.
Instead, Peralta is tagged for a two-run double by the immortal Danny Espinosa.
Joe has to wonder how much the pine tar incident has gotten to Peralta’s head? Maybe he should consult with George Brett?
Anyway, it’s off to Philadephia and a three-game set with the dangerous Phillies. Time to turn the page on Johnson’s high jinks. If Peralta isn’t suspended by then, hopefully he can forget his Washington nightmare.