I’m tired. I don’t feel like being smart, nor do I feel like breaking down the blown SEVEN RUN LEAD debacle that was Monday night’s Rays game. That said, I posted this invitation on our Tumblr page,
“Is there anyone who wants to write the game summary for us tonight? I’m in no mood, for obvious reasons. We’ll give you something fancy, like a handful if stickers.”
Thankfully, Michaeledwardson took us up on our invitation. His assessment of the game follows:
The Rays jumped out to a hefty lead thanks to a Grand Slam by Longo and a 2 run home run by Scott then subsequently quit baseball and began playing Tiddlywinks. The End.
Jake McGee gave up two more runs, Yunel Escobar — who frankly never should have been in the game in the first place — booted a couple of balls in the eighth inning, including an error on a taylor made double play play ball, and the Rays ultimately blew a 7-0 lead. Last night’s debacle represented the Rays twelfth blown lead of the season, while Tampa Bay ended up on the losing end of the stick once again.
I think that sums things up well. Hope you enjoyed the broadcast if not the outcome.
Rays 5/7/13 Starting Lineup
- Ben Zobrist (cough…the stabilizing force in the lineup*) is back in right-field and hitting third after a couple of personal days away from the team. Yunel “the booter” Escobar gets the start at short and hitting ninth, while Jose “couldn’t block a breaking pitch in the dirt or throw out a runner at second” Molina gets his second consecutive start behind the plate, hitting eighth.
- A friend of the blog put things into perspective, The good: Peralta- 1.32 ERA, Wright- 1.29 ERA. The not so good: McGee- 10.64 ERA, Farnsworth- 6.43 ERA, Rodney- 5.06 ERA, Ramos – 6.14 ERA, Gomes-5.56 ERA. As he put it, “Clearly someone is not doing his job.” Well put my friend, well put.
- Want a more thorough game summary? You can check one out here.
- Noah Pransky writes, “At least Tampa Bay is faring better than the league average in one regard – the majority of teams are posting drops from a year ago, with the average crowd 700 fans per game smaller than in 2012,” in his latest piece over at Shadow of the Stadium.
*Note: There’s not a shred of sarcasm in my claim.