The Rays may have lost to the first place Blue Jays by a score of 9-6 last night, but I'm just glad that Alex Cobb was able to leave the mound without injury after another scary moment in his career. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jose Reyes lined a comebacker right at Cobb, nailing him in the hip with the ball. Cobb rolled backwards off the mound and took a few moments before standing back up and throwing some warmup pitches. This was definitely not something that was easy to watch.
Before exiting the game, Alex Cobb would break the Rays record for consecutive scoreless innings by a starting pitcher. James Shields set the record of 23.0 scoreless innings in 2011. Cobb had thrown 25.1 consecutive scoreless innings before allowing a run to the Blue Jays last night.
For more on last night's game, head on over to Erik's recap, here!
Joe Maddon skyped with some high school students yesterday. Mold their minds while they’re young, Joe! They can still pledge their allegiance to a team other than the Sox!
Thanx to the students at Sandwich High on Cape Cod for the opportunity to Skype with you today. See you this weekend. pic.twitter.com/lcNBUGaugn— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) May 27, 2014
Evan Longoria is holding another Twitter contest and wants you to show your creativity while drawing on an All-Star Ballot. He’ll be giving away prizes weekly, so grab some ballots and put your pencils to them.
Please use an @AllStarGame ballot to create a piece of art. Anything works! Most creative ideas each week will win signed prizes.— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) May 27, 2014
-What can $20 buy you at each ballpark?
-EJ Fagan from It’s About The Money created some charts to illustrate starting and relief pitchers ERA’s over the years.
-He’s been hit with a few shells but he don’t pitch with a limp. Limp… isn’t even the word to describe how terrible 50 Cent’s ceremonial first pitch was yesterday.
-What’s wrong with Clay Buchholz? (Aside from that awful hair)