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Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…

What a beautiful comeback by the Rays for a critical win!

Man, Joe was getting ready to rag on the Rays pitching for being subpar… again. Joe was getting ready to rag on Jose Molina for being a lummox on the basepaths and being so friggin’ overweight he pulls a hamstring on a double that most nursing home residents would be able to stretch into a triple with their walkers. Joe was getting ready to rag on Yunel Escobar for being a waste. Joe was getting ready to drown his sorrows over what appeared to be an ankle injury by Matt Joyce in making an out.

But no! Six runs in the ninth — SIX!! — and the Rays reversed an ugly, depressing loss into a win.

Sadly, with the pitching being an obstacle this year for the first time in years, this is the kind of game the Rays are going to have to win. They are going to have to have strong offensive outputs to overcome the bad pitching.

Thankfully, Merlot Joe decided to leave Jake McGee in the pen, instead letting Josh Lueke close out a beautiful ninth-inning rally for a memorable win.

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  1. Gus says:

    Kelly Johnson and Joyce have been key. Rays own jim johnson. Now stop pitching to davis.

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  2. Andy says:

    Absolutely LOVED this win, too!!! Talk about not giving up! Wow, I thought getting 2 runs to tie the game would be an accomplishment!! But 6 RUNS??? Hot Damn, closers beware!!! :-D

    Don't know about anyone else, but I find it hard to root for or praise an accused rapist!!!! Instead, I'll commend Alex Torres for a gr8 stint (4 scoreless innings!!), barely out of AAA!!!

    Go for the SWEEP, now Rays!!!! :-D

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  3. Allen says:

    These head-to-head meetings with those ahead of the Rays in the AL East are absolutely critical. Beat the Orioles, Sox and Yankees and the Rays can make up those 4.5 games. What a thrilling win in Baltimore! Let's hope for a gem from our ace, Matt Moore, on Sunday going against the Birds' most consistent starter.

    Looks like Kyle Farnsworth ought to retire. I wonder if Maddon has lost confidence in Jake MaGee? Can the new faces really help our beleagured pitching? Lueke and Torres have so far. Now we await the arrival of young Odorizzi as we await the return of Gomes and Price.

    I'm loving the hitting but I worry about a team slump without first an improvement in our pitching.

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  4. Don says:

    And I thought Maddon was Stubborn, Orioles "closer" didn't even know where the plate was...and no one warming up in the bullpen..OK cookies you deserve what you got...
    I think Maddon is smart NOT playing Joyce everyday, after all we have plenty of outfielders who hit better than him..why ruin his .220 batting avg. against lefties....
    NoName is eating up those innings (3 Saturday) and getting LOTS of ground balls, ok a few Hr's too...doesn't matter..he is "much better than Niemann", as Maddon said shortly after Friedman payed him $3-5 mil....Go figure...

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  5. OriginalTom says:

    Joyce is hitting .246 with a solid .474 Slugging % which is right aroung his career marks of .253 and .467.

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