The Tampa Bay Rays wore white for their themed team flight to Miami. But the biggest theme of the weekend was how they wore out the Marlins, who were left waving a white flag at the front end of the 2012 Citrus Series.
After a dismal start to the road trip in New York, the Rays headed home dressed for success atop the AL East and sporting a four-game winning streak.
Their 4-2 win Sunday in swanky new Marlins Park gave them a three-game sweep by a combined score of 22-7 not bad considering that the swing began as anything but a walk in the park.
It was almost as if Tampa Bay packed two theme trips into one over the past week. In the first segment, the Rays and their vanishing bats fell helplessly to the Yankees 7-0 on four hits on Tuesday; then lost 4-1 Wednesday after getting shutout on two hits through eight innings prior to a pair of ninth-inning triples by Desmond Jennings and B.J. Upton.
Who knows, maybe that late show of muscle and speed was just what they needed to awake...