You pitch to Evan Longoria, and you pitch around Wil Myers. It’s downright amazing how this Rays season has evolved.
There Rays fans were in the first inning; many secretly celebrating a decent at bat by Longoria with a well hit line-drive out. Then Myers steps up and belts his first pitch into Pinellas Park to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.
The Giants didn’t challenge Myers again.
Rays win 4-3.
As Sam Fuld, who had the game-winning single, said after the game, Myers has practically “been carrying us.”
What next? Will we learn Myers is dating Kelly Nash?
No, Joe hasn’t forgotten about the Rays lights-out bullpen. And any victory with Roberto Hernandez on the hill is found money. The sold-out Trop was pretty damn impressive, too.