Forget about the stunning Rays win tonight for half a second, what a treat it was to hear Rays fans coming through the TV extra loud and clear in Miami. It’s great to be on the other end of that home-game humiliation for a change.
Back to the game, you know something special is happening when Jose Molina goes the other way to drive in a run. And it was so extra satisfying to see Ozzie Guillen march out to the mound to bark at Carlos Zambrano in the third inning and then Ben Zobrist promptly drilled a two-run bomb to give the Rays a 7-2 lead enroute to the 13-4 win. Brilliant theater.
Joe was most pleased to see Matt Moore gain more confidence with another W, and get the hero’s dugout welcome after laying down a perfect squeeze bunt. Considering how many Rays have screwed that play up this year, it was darn good to see some fundamental baseball.
Zobrist finished with a perfect night at the plate, and an aggressive Elliot Johnson with four hits hopefully knocked him back to the overachiever status he was riding in May.
Order is now restored with the good guys on pace to win 93 games and sitting with the best record in the American League.