Wednesday, April 20, 2016

'Raiders Of Lost Offense' Fall To Punch-Less Rays, 3-0

(AP Photo)
Coming into last night's game, the Tampa Rays were at the bottom of the American League in virtually every offensive category. They also swing and miss at the highest rate in all of baseball. However, against your Carmine Hose, the 'in-offensive' Rays became offensive in extra innings. They put up three runs in the extra frame, breaking a 0-0 tie to pin a 3-0 loss on Boston. The Red Sox had one—count 'em one—hit all night (a single by Jackie Bradley, Jr.). They squandered a bases-loaded situation in regulation that would have given them a victory. Starter Joe Kelly could not get out of the first inning—going on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder impingement. Newly promoted Heath Hembree stepped in and nearly took the "Cy" moniker from Kelly. Hembree went 3 1/3—giving up just two hits, no runs and striking out four. An unconfirmed report indicates that the City Of Boston has placed the Duck Boats in dry dock.