Hey, the Rays have 10 games left and they’re only 3 1/2 behind the A’s with Oakland still with seven remaining against mighty Texas.
This is going to be easy. … At least easier than anyone thought on Wednesday night.
The hitting revival now stands at 43 runs in four games for the good guys after tonight’s 11-5, four-homer destruction of the Blue Jays. And the Jays’ bullpen is fried with first-time starter Chad Jenkins pitching for Toronto tomorrow, the same guy the Rays pounded a few weeks ago. Hopefully, Joe Maddon will keep the pedal floored and won’t rest any of the Rays’ hot bats Sunday in order to get extra down time before Monday’s off day.
Joe’s just grateful that the Rays are proving to a be a class team and dug in for a miracle when most left them for dead. The real fans ride the wave all season and deserve all the runs and fantasies the Rays have churned out these past four games.
Matt Moore’s confidence probably took a huge punch in the gut with an early hook tonight, but it had to be done. There is no room for error anymore. The Rays likely need nine out of the next 10 to get this done.