Posted on: August 16, 2008 12:02 am
Posted on: July 22, 2008 11:34 pm
I went to tonight's game between the Rays and the A's. Not pretty if you were rooting for the Rays, as I was. Joe Maddon left Trever Miller, who pitched like he's hurt, in for one batter too many. Zobrist (Bartlett's still not back) failed to make a routine catch of a throw by Carl Crawford that cost the Rays a run and he made a poor throw after fielding a routine grounder, which may have cost them more runs (I've forgotten). Attendance seemed pretty good for a Tuesday night. Too bad Longoria didn't homer -- it would have been his fourth game in a row with a longball. So, 8-1 Oakland. Let's pretend that didn't happen, ok guys?
Posted on: July 10, 2008 10:03 pm
Just a couple of days ago I went to some length to defend the Rays as "legit," and they promptly drop two games in ugly fashion. Though the pitching was very good last night, the offense the last two games has been pretty offensive, and the pitching wasn't good tonight. Longoria will be on the All Star team, which I'm happy about. Anyway, I still think the Rays are for real, and they'll be showing it again soon.
Posted on: July 2, 2008 2:34 pm
I'm a lifelong Red Sox fan, but I moved to the Tampa Bay area in January and I'm having a hard time rooting against the Rays, even when they play the Sox. These guys are good, they're fun to watch, and they still have to be considered underdogs, all of which makes them fun to root for. I'm particularly enjoying Evan Longoria's play. The guy's a human highlight film.
People are wondering what moves the Rays are going to make. If I were the Rays GM, I'd be looking for another high end reliever. You can never have too much pitching and the starter situation looks more solid than the bullpen situation to me.