Back-to-back wins. Groovy.
Unfortunately yesterday wasn't all sunshine and butterflies, as Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb and is likely headed to the DL with two weeks of recovery time needed. See the play here, as we now have fancy GIFs to help you rewatch the best (and worst) parts of games. DRaysBay, movin' on up.
With that turn of events, Cole Figeuroa got his call to the big leagues and will join the team in Anaheim today.
I'm jumping on Joe's themed bandwagon. Throwing up the peace signs and positive vibes all the way to LA.
If you want to relive Monday night's beauty of a game, Jonah Keri was kind enough to rehash the loss in full detail, reminding us that "the loss dropped the Rays to 16-23, the first time they'd fallen seven games under .500 since starting the 2011 season at 1-8."
Womp womp womp.
Keri continues, pinpointing the voodoo doll collection of Rays pitchers in a bitter Yankees fan's basement as the root of 2014's struggles thus far. He does mention that the silver lining in this season is this year's AL East being is the weakest in quite some time, allowing, despite the dismal start, the last place Rays to only be 3.5 games out of first.
- A high schooler threw 194 pitches in 14 innings. A high schooler. In a high school baseball game. 194 pitches.
David Price wasn't a fan of the feat (understandably):
@DAVIDprice14 just trying to get a much needed win for my team and wouldn't want no other coach then the one I have— Dylan Fosnacht (@DFosnacht5) May 15, 2014
But Dylan seems pretty pleased with his performance, and a wee bit sassy too:
Some people think it's awesome, some people think it's ridiculous. I personally loved every minute of it and it's a great memory to have— Dylan Fosnacht (@DFosnacht5) May 15, 2014
So I won't be able to pitch in 5 years? Well it's a good thing I'm a pretty solid middle infielder which is where I play 90 % of the time— Dylan Fosnacht (@DFosnacht5) May 15, 2014
- When the polar ice caps melt, the Rays are no more. Why does this matter? Well, Justin Bopp decided to see what teams would remain if the oceans rose tomorrow. The Trop would be dunzo, obviously, along with all of Florida, though it's not like "anybody goes to games there anyway."
Mets release Farnsworth. "Hopefully I'll find a team where I can play against this one."— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) May 15, 2014
Oh, and if you've never seen this...Happy Thursday: