“stomach-punch” game. Carl Crawford hit a double in the 9It’s funny but sad. Losing a lead in the 8th or 9th inning should be the worst way to lose a game. The Devil Rays bullpen blows so many leads late in games, that when they do, it is never very painful. It is almost expected. Last night, however, was painful. A classicth inning with the score tied 2-2 that would have given the Rays men on second and third with no outs. Instead CC, who is pre-programmed to hit triples, kept on running, and ran the Rays right out of the inning. The Rays would lose in the bottom of the 9th on a Justin Mourneau walk-off home run 3-2. That was a painful way to lose. However, Crawford’s base running blunder in the 9th was only part of it. The Rays wasted a solid performance by Casey Fossum. Those don’t come all very often. It is is sad to see one slip away.

I don’t want to try to over-think it at all — Joe Maddon

Papa Joe? Overthink? Never!



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