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.