That’s right. The Florida Pool Authority Wave put together a nice pitching performance, some solid defense, and a consistent offensive effort to win our first-round playoff game 16-6 last night.
What’d you think I was talking about? Oh right. The Rays. Well, yeah, that was painful.
Rather than find some statistical explanation or analysis for whatever-the-hell-went-on at the Trop, I thought’d I’d take you through my afternoon because I bet many of you will sympathize.
At the start of the night I had faith. I believe in Joe Maddon. I thought he had this in him:
Then Chad Qualls gave up that bomb to Michael Young and I felt like this:
After the game, I took a second to review the boxscore and, in that moment, I sympathized with Harry Doyle:
Then I had some time to digest the Rays’ current situation and I realized, this isn’t over yet: