An absolutely sickening and senseless loss today to the A’s. Yeah, the Rays only scored two runs, but that should have been enough.
Jose Lobaton could have wound up and aimed a throw to second base to get Stephen Drew delayed stealing for the final out of the first inning, which would have preserved a 0-0 game. But Lobaton did his best Engelpuke imitation and fired the ball way high into centerfield.
On the next pitch, rattled Hellboy had a meatball drilled into orbit. 3-zip A’s. 4-2 was the final.
Joe’s just mad he let himself get caught up in the hype that the Rays had hit a new level of greatness and would not allow a key home series to slip away like this down the stretch.
The red hot Rangers are now waiting for the Rays on Monday, with their big bats and nasty bullpen. At this point, Joe’s just hopeful the Rays exit Texas still chasing the Yankees and not the rest of the Wild Card hopefuls.