The Rays and Hellboy got pasted 10-1 by the Royals tonight before an alleged Rays crowd of 11K and change, and Joe’s going to nearly pretend it didn’t happen. The beer will go down easier that way.
But there was one small takeaway; Luke Scott went 2-for-2 off the bench and avoided Hediki Matsui territory of 2012.
Scott’s freefall was pronounced before tonight, and his skid was eerily reminiscent of the Matsui horror show thrust upon Rays fans for too long about this time last year.
Scott dove into extra work on his hitting before tonight’s game, and he was the only live Rays bat Thursday with a double and a single.
Sure, Joe’s rooting for Will Myers to surface, and Scott’s career is likely on life support. But if Joe Maddon is going to insist on sticking with him, it’ll be a damn good thing if he can at least not be a sure out. Perhaps Scott has one more good run in him before he gets hurt again.