Riding the rollercoaster of the Rays season is what Joe’s takes here are all about. So Joe’s not ashamed to admit he was pondering the Rays’ 2013 funeral after Saturday’s heinous loss in the Bronx that pushed the Rays into the A.L. East cellar.
But a mere two days and two dominant victories later, Joe’s now waiting on a winning streak like the 11-gamer of the Blue Jays, one the Rays broke last night in masterful fashion, 4-1 at the Trop.
Just one great run like that now, or in July, or in August, would set up the Rays for a playoff drive that wouldn’t need a 2011 miracle.
This team has proven that it’s too good to fall off the map, proven that whatever punches it in the gut won’t faze men under the attitude control of Joe Maddon.
Last night’s consecutive homers by James Loney, Wil Myers and Sam Fuld were just more of the exciting stuff that makes this Rays team consistently different from all others. And when it accompanies the pitching everyone rightfully expects, it makes that next big winning run seem inevitable.