At first tonight, in the Rays’ 6-1 loss to the Rangers, Joe felt sorry for the Rays. Texas was getting Texas League bloopers to fall just beyond the leather of Rays infielders.
Then the Rangers started getting clean, no-doubter hits and it was all over. Not even Marty Foster would have made a different. But should this surprise any Rays fan?
Just look at that lineup. Sean Rodriguez pinch-hitting? The giggles in the Texas dugout could be heard in St. Petersburg. The bottom of the Rays lineup tonight is simply miserable at the plate. Four hits rarely gets the job done boys.
But this has been the Rays for the past two or three seasons. As irritating as it is, we should be used to it by now, yet Joe isn’t. Unless the Rays get a dominant performance from their starting pitching, it’s more often than not a long night.
Is it too early to start pining for the Savior, Wil Myers?