Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…
My goodness, what a bullpen the Rays have. Joe has to admit, when Matt Moore racked up way too many pitches and had to be pulled in the sixth with the Rays nursing a 1-0 lead, Joe was scared.
Fear not, as the Rays bullpen is simply ridiculous. The Rays pen only allowed two baserunners the rest of the way — TWO! And even then, both allowed by Joel Peralta, the right-hander did a nice job of working out of a jam to keep the Orioles off the board.
Speaking of the Orioles, it was very much an Earl Weaver-like game for the Rays: a couple of solo shots and dominant pitching and you have a win.
Joe’s going to skip the sarcasm tonight. It’s just too good of a feel-good win to throw cold water on the evening.
Instead, Joe’s opting for pouring cold beer.