Joe’s written the last two days about how we’re all simply experiencing Rays baseball. Joe firmly expects the Rays to bounce back, but bounce back to what?
A spirited late season run that has no chance of a World Series?
Again today, the Rays had a runner on second with nobody out in their final at bats (see Saturday), couldn’t drive him in, and left with a 3-2 walk-off loss. Starter Ryan Dempster looked like Tom Seaver, courtesy of the heinous bottom of the Rays lineup.
This the worst way to lose, blowing more strong pitching and leaving fans near insanity after scoring three runs in three losses to the Red Sox.
Joe’s wondering where Fernando Rodney was in the ninth? He hasn’t pitched since April 10. That’s a long time to rest your big bullpen gun, especially with the meat of the Sox order winning today’s game in the ninth.
Keep calm. Joe Maddon is.