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Yeah, the Rays were very unlikely to win scoring three runs tonight, but tossing out J.P. Howell in the seventh to face Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded and two outs was the equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a half-loaded gun.
Was Jake McGee unavailable? What about Matt Moore for one batter? This was freakin’ game 3 of the ALDS.
For Joe, the commercial break before Howell threw his first pitch was like waiting for the lethal injection guy to stroll over and plunge the syringe. Right on cue, Hamilton torched a two-run single to right field to give the Rangers a 4-1 lead.
The reality is this game was right out the script for so many of the Rays’ 70+ losses this season. Enough pitching to win but anemic bats.
It just feels so much worse in the playoffs.
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