Shaky Defense, Shabby Hitting, Os Sweep

April 10th, 2016

JoeRaysMugPlenty of stuff never shows up in a box score that reveals what a team really is.

For the Rays, that’s a very messy defensive club.

Take the four-run second inning that led to the Rays’ 5-3 loss in Baltimore this afternoon. Joe will leave it to a very simple fan Tweet to explain.

Manny Machado capitalized with a two-run bomb to turn that second inning into a losing start for Jake Odorizzi — four earned runs on nine hits through six innings. The Rays (2-4) haven’t gotten an A-list start from a pitcher all season.

Shortstop Brad Miller bumped his average up to .059 with a 1-for-3 afternoon. Hooray!! And Corey Dickerson belted his third homer of the season, further proving his big bat in Colorado wasn’t one of those Mile High anomalies.

The timely hitting just wasn’t there again for the Rays, and the vibe Joe gets from alleged hitting-only catcher Hank Conger is pretty sour.

The Rays limp back to the FruitDome for a three-game series that begins Tuesday.

One Response to “Shaky Defense, Shabby Hitting, Os Sweep”

  1. Miguel Grande Says:

    Someone tell Kevin Cash that when selecting a pinch hitter for your weak hitting catcher in a game winning situation, you can select someone other than another weak hitting catcher. With certain pitchers, who have almost identical stats against right or left handed batters, you can simply choose the best hitter available (Beckham) and then replace the catcher.

    Conger struck out miserably.

    Miller is off the schnide. Woooooooohooooo!!

    Morrison has become the worst hiitter (.056) grinning like an idiot all the way. He’s got that “What me worry” grin like Alfred E Neuman.

    Miller and Morrison are very weak, hitting and defensively, but at least they score a lot of runs.

    Where’s Loney???


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