Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rays 7, Will Middlebrooks & Some Other Guys, 0

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Talk about your embarrassments. The Carmine Hose were one-hit again, as Jake Odorizzi (along with two other pitchers) and the Rays shutout Boston, 7-0. Will Middlebrooks got the only safety—a fourth-inning single—to 'pace' the pathetic offense. By contrast, Allen Webster gave up six runs and five hits in just four-plus innings. Dustin Pedroia left the game after being smacked in the head by a sliding (not stinging) Ray. He is day-to-day with concussion-like symptoms. All in all, a lovely night at Tampa's MostPulpDome. The Valentine Magic Number is stuck at 11.