Tuesday night’s game was a somber affair to say the least. Most of you are well aware of the incident with JA Happ in the bottom of the second. Because of it, I don’t feel the need to attach a video of Desmond Jennings’ line drive comebacker, it’s readily available elsewhere. Nor do I feel the need to recount what happened, that too is readily available elsewhere. In the end, it’s not our intention to capitalize – in a manner of speaking – off the events from the night before.
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.”
Jeremy Hellickson is seeking his second win of the year, as he and the Tampa Bay Rays start a four game set against Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night at the Trop. Though Tampa Bay went 4-5 on their most recent road trip, there is a lot to be excited about following their 8-3 victory against the Colorado Rockies Sunday.
Well, that certainly didn’t go as planned. Neither David Price nor the Rays could build on their respective previous starts Saturday night, as Tampa Bay got drilled by the Colorado Rockies, losing handily by a score of 9-3. The redundant plot line was the same: Rays take lead, Rays give up lead, Rays lose the game. And though David Price gave up a career worst nine runs — raising his ERA 6.25 — I’d be hesitant to place the blame on he and he alone; sloppy fielding and a quiet offense certainly didn’t help the cause.
Rays 5/3/13 Starting Lineup:
Jennings CF, Roberts 2B, Zobrist RF, Longoria 3B, Rodriquez 1B, Johnson LF, Escobar SS, Lobaton C, Moore LHP