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.



  1. don says:

    OK,nobody likes to see torture..the streak is over...Tonight
    starts the 'rest of the Season" or another streak...? it won't be a 10 to 2 game tonight...So Scott its your turn to help......
    .200 Ba and 80 rbis is not acceptable for a $5Mil DH

  2. Kelley says:

    Big night for the Rays and Luke Scott. I choose to believe it's a harbinger.

  3. Tone says:

    Okay, so they made it kind of official that Longoria is not playing until the end of the season, if at all. Personally, I would like to see something interesting happen to this team. Make some trades and bring up Wrigley and Beckham. The 2012 Rays, as currently constructed, pretty much blow on the position player side. I would rather see Wrigley DH and occasionally play 1st than Luke Scott(what's the worst he can do, go 0-41 in a time of need). I would rather see Beckham making throwing errors than Elliot Johnson or S-Rod. This team is going nowhere and the front office and Maddon know this. Make it fun again somehow.


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