Orioles 5, RAYS 3 (boxscore)
THE GOOD: Alex Cobb. Cobb threw a bullpen session and now the team is saying he could return this month. He seemed pretty excited after throwing his final pitch (see below). Jeremy Hellickson on the other hand sounds like he still has a long ways to go before returning…Evan Longoria. Longo just owns Chris Tillman, hitting his 5th career home run off the Orioles pitcher and just the 4th home run of Longo’s career on an 0-2 pitch…Brad Boxberger. Can the Rays DFA Josh Lueke now and call up Brad Boxberger again?
THE BAD: Another Blown Lead. The Rays are 5-6 in their last 11 games and have blown 12 leads in those games…The Trop. For a dome, The Trop sure does have a lot of power delays. The latest was when a bank of lights was knocked out causing a 19 minute delay (see above). Duke energy claims a transformer was struck by lightning even though there were no storms in the area…Will Myers. I know Wil Myers looks out of it 99% of the time. But did he start to fall asleep in the outfield last night? It sure looked like he started to nod off at one point.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- The 25 highest-paid baseball players of all time. Not a lot of Rays on this list. [BI Sports]
- DOWN ON THE FARM [boxscores] Wilson Betemit hit his 7th home run for the Bulls and Nate Karns held Syracuse to just one run in 6 innings in front of about 100 Syracuse fans.
Alex Cobb was excited.