So what if Matt Moore can’t always find the strike zone. Nobody can hit him.
Behind Moore’s six-walk, one-hit frustration of the Rangers, the Rays marched to their third shutout of the season on the frozen tundra of Arlington this evening. Thankfully, Moore’s 5 1/3 innings were followed by the 2012 bullpen.
Fernando Rodney shot his first arrow of 2013, and James Loney desperately needs work on his arrow-tracking face and body language.
Joe was pumped to the see the stellar defense but most excited by the continued growth of Moore and Desmond Jennings, two major X-factors for a successful Rays season. Jennings smacked his fifth double of the young campaign and scored after a strong at bat.
The Rays still look like the same old rollercoaster Rays — and that feels good after a game like this.