History Made

July 28th, 2016


At least the Rays made some history in a good way yesterday.

Believe it or not, they earned their first victory at Dodger Stadium. Ever.

Matt Moore pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, allowing just one run and four hits with five strikeouts in a 3-1 win. Evan Longoria (homer No. 23 in the fourth) and Luke Maile (RBI double in the fourth) contributed to the good times. Before yesterday, the Rays were winless in four tries in Tinseltown.
Moore was the day’s star. The Associated Press was there to capture his reaction:
 “This season hasn’t quite gone the way that a lot of us in clubhouse expected it to go, but we’re still here. We’re going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and see where we’re at in September. If (we’re) not (in the playoffs), I’m pretty sure we’ve got another season next year, so hopefully I can be a part of that as well.”
Who knows what will happen by the trade deadline? But Joe wouldn’t be surprised to see Moore swap his Rays garb for new threads.
In some ways, it’s a shame. Moore looked so promising during the first half of the 2013 season, when he was named an American League All-Star. But overall, his road has been rocky since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2014. He has been erratic and inconsistent.
Games like yesterday make you wonder what Moore could have been without the surgery, or with a little better command, or with a few different turns along the way. That’s life, though.
In a matter of hours, we’ll learn if he can keep his familiar colors.

3 Responses to “History Made”

  1. Darth Ray-der Says:

    I’m conflicted about Moore. Oh, he’ll be traded away. That’s how we roll. Pundits say we should wait until the off season to make a trade as we will be dealing with 32 teams to trade with instead of the front runners this year. But looking at what our decision makers did last winter, I seriously have doubts on their cred. That’s how we got the M & M turds from Seattle for Kerns and Big Man Dickerson who hits .300 in the thin air of Colorado, but hits .225 here.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    I never would have guessed that was the first win at Dodger Stadium. Was that the last MLB team they had not beaten away?

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    Yes it was Buccfan! Moore is finally pitching well Darth and the Rays will simply trade him away for a bunch of ****ing prospects who will have a less than 30% chance of making an impact at the MLB level. Small market ball is tough to swallow, ask any Ray or A’s fan!


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