Joe really thought today’s take-that, lead-snatching grand slam by Wil Myers against C.C. Sabathia was going to be a turning point in the Rays season. A moment to be talked about for months, perhaps one Joe would tell his future grandkids. But it turned out to be another blown dream by a once proud bullpen.
This 7-5 loss in the Bronx was a true kick in the balls, and it sent the Rays into the A.L. East cellar — a destination they’ve earned.
You can’t blow game after game in series after series within your division.
You also can’t be sloppy in the field and walk nine. Nine!
And why the hell is Sean Rodriguez batting second? Hell, why was he playing?
Myers going 3-for-4, flashing young legs on the basepaths, and superstar grit and power at the plate, was something special. As the beer count grows tonight, Joe’s going to try and focus on Myers and the freakish domination of Alex Torres. That’s about all that is soothing right now.