Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…
1-for-42. Yup, 1-for-42. Wolverine can finally celebrate. Whether he got hold of a slumpbuster in Cleveland or just finally returned to being a major league hitter, Wolverine broke his Rays-record, near major league-record of consecutive plate appearances without a hit. His baseball hell ended in a big way tonight by belting a two-run homer (he had struck out in both his two previous at-bats).
Whether this was a harbinger or not, the Rays offense exploded for 10 runs on 13 hits.
There was a lot to like in this win. Alex Cobb pitched pretty well and even gutted his way through some trouble in the fifth. Wade Davis’ fastball was nasty when he needed it after allowing a pair of baserunners in the eighth.
Again, Joe was pretty happy with this win, mostly because Wolverine’s nightmare is over.