Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…
Now this was the Rays team Joe and many Rays fans expected prior to the season. Power hitting, clutch hitting, and wow, what a performance by Alex Cobb.
Just what the doctor ordered.
Speaking of ordering, apparently there has been discontent in the Rays clubhouse. Maybe this stems from Fernando Rodney putting his bow-and-arrow routine on ice? Whatever was hashed out in that meeting, well, the Rays should have such a meeting before every series.
After a woeful road trip where the Rays looked like the wretched Devil Rays in every way possible, the Rays played smart ball tonight. Heck, even Desmond Jennings, who didn’t get a hit, wound up with two runs by getting a pair of walks.
Oakland isn’t a bad club. So for the Rays to do this against the Athletics, maybe this is a springboard?