Ryan Sweeney is a destroyer of worlds. Another awful Scott Kazmir start has the rays down big and yet, the offense battles back to possibly save his rear end. Down 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and Ben Zobrist on first, the hero from Kazmir’s last horrendous outing steps to the plate. B.J. Upton connects on a well hit ball to left-center where a ridiculously deep-playing Sweeney awaits. Here was my thought process, see if you can tell when the ball was caught: B.J.!!! HE DID IT AGAIN!…….No way…no way…no way…NO WAY C’MON ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? That was the transition of a sure RBI triple to an ESPN Top Play nominee.
Oh well, that’s baseball. The Rays have only themselves to blame, or more specifically Kazmir. Although one could find fault in Aki Iwamura trying to tag on a very shallow fly ball Fernando Perez style. Oh well, it was good to see Carlos Pena mash, Willy Aybar get hot and the bullpen look good again (for the most part). Keeping it short today as I get ready to make my way out to Tropicana Field this afternoon. A loss here would be serious regression as the Rays would drop three of four to a last place team after taking three of four from another last place team.