The agony of this latest Fernando Rodney choke job really shouldn’t be overblown beyond pounding your head against the wall because the guy couldn’t throw strikes.
It happens. Rarely this painfully, with a three-run ninth, but it happens. Crooked Cap’s immortality only lasted one season, which we knew would be the case.
For Joe, the Rays continued low-performing bats in the clutch are what led to Rodney even being called up in this 4-3, series-losing loss to the Red Sox.
How many chances squandered?
Yeah, the Rays broke their ugly hitless-with-runners-in-scoring-position streak. And Luke Scott had a special night, but the middle of the order left a stunning 22 runners on base.
That just can’t happen — ever!