Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…

Vince Lombardi once famously spoke of how winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”

Joe agrees. It is why games are played. Even so, with a 5-3 win over the Royals, it’s hard to get giddy over a win when it may be so costly.

In the top of the fifth with one out, Eric Hosmer drilled Rays pitcher Alex Cobb in the head with a line drive and the righty had to be hauled off on a stretcher to Bayfront Medical Center.

Per Twitters from others, including teammate David Price, Cobb was conscious the entire time and was joking with Price and others. There was also this spooky account of the immediate moments after Cobb was hit.

Time will only tell how badly Cobb is hurt or what the aftereffects may be due to swelling.

Yes, the Rays rallied from a 2-0 deficit for the win. But right now, it seems so hollow.



  1. Jimmy Delach says:

    Actually, it was the Rays who scored first and led 1-0. Then the Royals went up 2-1.

  2. JJ says:

    Any one else at the game that was bothered by EJ's hot dogging on ground balls hit to him. He waited a bit too long before making his throws. In your face kinda stuff. Punk.

  3. Allen says:

    Scott----just when we are ready to toss him overboard, he comes through with the homer that put the Rays ahead for good. Please, Mr. Scott, continue to prove us wrong.

    Johnson---not EJ but KJ, what's wrong? Time to snap out of your slump and return to your earlier form. We need HRs and timely hits from players other than Zobrist.

    Wade Davis---I'm pulling for you, buddy, but I hope you have a bad game against the Rays on Sunday. You can pitch well after you leave Tampa Bay. Hernandez, your presence is becoming even more critical for the Rays problem pitching staff. How about another eight innings like the last time.

  4. Ken says:

    "In the aftermath we've also learned one other piece of information that was really very cool. According to multiple reports at the ballpark, the entire Rays starting rotation along with former teammate James Shields, who now pitches for Kansas City, met Cobb in the tunnel to wish him well before he was loaded into the ambulance."
    The Rays Way...Shields needs to be back in the Bay area.


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