No Excuses Thursday

March 25th, 2016

Multiple victories for happy Kevin Cash

You can forget about a Havana hangover.

The Rays’ bats were alive and well in a 6-2 drubbing of the Yankees on Thursday night in Tampa.

It was the first game back on American soil for everyone in Tampa Bay’s starting lineup, and the Rays flexed their offensive biceps in pounding the hated Yanks.

Steve Pearce led the charge at George M. Steinbrenner Field by going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Evan Longoria smashed his second home run of the spring, in the first inning off C.C. “Sorry” Sabathia. Logan Morrison added two RBIs.

Remember, Grapefruit League results can be as dependable as a busted-up 1957 Ford Fairlane. Still, it was good to see the Rays were anything but sluggish as they returned to their spring routine. They had every excuse go limp for a game.

To add to the good vibes, down in Port Charlotte last night, ace Chris Archer was pleased with his start Twins against minor leaguers. He had nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings in what manager Kevin Cash called “probably his best outing of the spring.”

Believe it or not, the party gets started for real in just 10 days against the Blue Jays at the Trop. The arrow is pointed up for the good guys.



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