Joe is back with his postgame thoughts….

Ah, brooms. What a sight, what a game, what a win, what a series.

The opening month is a hellish minefield for the Rays. To get a series sweep, especially over AL West power Los Angeles/Anaheim, is damned impressive.

So is Andrew Friedman. A week after picking up Brandon Allen off the scrap heap, the guy has been a major impact already, highlighted by his two-run blast to right for the game-winner today, bailing out a tough-luck Matt Moore who was on the hook for a loss despite pitching well.

Shoot, it seems like a different player steps up big for the Rays each night. If it isn’t a pitcher shutting down the opposition, it’s a different bat.

That’s the sign of a special team.



  1. Adam says:

    Brandon Allen - this seasons Dan Johnson?

  2. don says:

    ANother drunken Party at the Trop on Thur Afternoon and home by 5:00pm does it get any better?...Brandon Allen mayor of St. pete if hes still alive after the beaten he took after crossing Home Plate

  3. Connie says:

    Really happy for Brandon. So thought this was going to be Matt Moore's breakout game - soooooo close. Maybe next game?

  4. Andy says:

    Kinda makes ya wonder @ the Matsui signing, huh? That is, if it's still happening. The Rays' Brain Trust sure do have a knack for finding the right piece of the puzzle even before most of us know there's a hole 🙂 They sure hit it Outta da Park on Allen!!! 😀


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