At least it wasn’t a no-hitter.
To be fair, we’ve seen better days for this team, but when they manage to load the bases twice in one game and don’t push a run across either time (including a runner being thrown out at second base from the outfield before another runner could arrive home) things get frustrating.
Fortunately, my National League team had its first-ever no-hitter in its 50 years of existence, so this loss didn’t hurt as much as it could have.
But there was this on Wednesday:
I’m not quite sure we had that, considering that we didn’t even get a hit until the fifth inning. The Rays didn’t exactly have it after their first inning, though – they scored all five of their runs in the first (Wei-Yin Chen struggled, a rare thing this season) and then all of their intensity went to David Price, who pitched a very solid 7.1 innings tonight. Really, you could argue that the only person who had any intensity at all tonight was David Price.
I really hope we have something resembling intensity tomorrow, because this skid is getting kind of old. I never thought I’d say that since I was so used to losing, but there you go. I’m actually hungry for more wins from this team and believe they can get them.
Oh, one more thing – Nick Markakis. Wrist surgery. 3-4 weeks without him now. Yep.
Maybe I should just go and focus on the Mets for now.