Oh, what a travel day for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Who could blame this club for being downright beat?
First, a cross-country flight from Florida, then an alternate route to the ballpark that pushed two hours because of a Bay Area bridge closure.
David Price spent $202 on a regrettable cab ride, then was dealt his first defeat in seven weeks in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Also, Ben Zobrist committed his first error in 82 games, ending a Rays record.
And reliever Fernando Rodney got stuck in the dugout bathroom for about 15 minutes before someone took a bat to the door to save him.
''It was a bad day all round,'' Price said.
Perhaps the worst for Rodney, who handled his predicament as well as can be imagined.
''They got two runs when I was locked inside,'' Rodney said. ''They broke the lock. It was hot inside. I can only hear the crowd but can't see game. So I don't know what's going on. I let them know an...