Tagged: Dioner Navarro

Net lag: Monday Night Rays go back-to-back-to-back

I hope that no-one will mind that I am only mentioning last night’s defeat to the Angels in passing – I didn’t watch it live (with a 3am start time, I think I am excused that), and I won’t have the chance to watch it tonight. But its another road loss for James Shields, and it sounds like a tough one, where he was making his pitches, but just got beat by good hitting a couple of times. Thems the breaks.

Monday night’s game, on the other hand, I did watch, and so saw all the breaks going the Rays way. Actually thats underselling things a little, because against the in-form Joe Saunders our hitters really found their swing…

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Getting heated in Texas

So, no sweep of the Rangers, and I think that this game will have to go down as one of those days. I guess that as a team, things are going to go wrong over the course of the season, and its just as well to get them all out of the way in one game. Well, we did that yesterday, and still were within shouting distance right up until the final out.

Actually, it was shouting that seemed to be a major problem all over the field last night…

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Don’t mess with us

Due to various things going on I got to watch exactly five innings of the Rays-Red Sox series. And, considering it resulted in a second Fenway-sweep of the year, thats not a bad things.

But one of the five innings was inning two of game three, perhaps the most significant of the series. I had seen, of course, the highlights of the controversy in game two. Now, maybe I’m biased, but Coco Crisp’s slide on Aki was completely unjustified. It was out of order.

Just in case you haven’t seen it, let me recap…

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Net lag: K-K-K-K-K-K-K-K-K-Kazmir

Well, its Wednesday morning, which must mean that its about time to talk about Monday night’s game.

Which, I think it would be fair to say, I enjoyed a lot. And that is in no small part down to Mr Scott Kazmir. I said a week or so ago that, despite racking up three straight wins he still wasn’t at his best. Well, last night he was…

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Getting used to the view

So it wasn’t quite a sweep of the Yankees this week, but despite losing on Wednesday, last night’s win makes it three straight days that the Rays have been looking down on the rest of the AL East. And you know what, I like the view.

So, it might not last. Who cares when you’re playing such good baseball. And I’ll tell you something for nothing…

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Net lag: Five straight

You’ll be pleased (or somewhat indifferent, as the case may be) to know that my cold is now pretty much gone, and so last night (Tuesday) I could enjoy watching Monday night’s series opener with the Yankees at the Trop.

And enjoy it I certainly did! Matt Garza was on the mound for the Rays…

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Two from the Jays, and an Angels sweep

What is it, a week since I last wrote something? Well, while I basically haven’t seen the Rays play in that time, we have, I think it is fair to say, had a good week.

It started with the Rays taking two of three up in Toronto, the third game a 13-inning spectacular that, despite Troy Percival blowing his first save of the season, saw the players keep on battling, finally being rewarded with the win thanks largely to a grand-slam from Dioner Navarro…

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