Joe much prefers today’s two-hour, 3-0 loss to R. A. Dickey and the Jays to the drawn out four- or five-hour torture sessions endured routinely against the Red Sox.
Dickey’s been feast or famine through most of the season, and today he ate the Rays for lunch and ended their three-game winning streak.
If there’s an upside, it’s that the big guns in the bullpen got another day of rest — on the heels of a day off tomorrow. Roberto Hernandez was as good as can be expected over eight innings. Hernandez has now gone 41 2/3 innings over his past six starts. That’s the innings eater the Rays were hoping for in March.
July approaches and the Tigers arrive at the Trop on Friday. The Rays need to grind out series win after series win from here forward. This is not the season to count on a miracle.