Orlando Rays Posted May 9, 2008 Share Posted May 9, 2008 Why didn't I think of this before? Jays tie it in the 9th, Rays crush them back in the 13th: 8-3. Edwin Jackson with a great bounceback performance. 8 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K on 112 pitches. Gabe Gross and Carlos Pena with home runs; Pena pulled his, is he ready to surge back? Then Troy Percival picked the damnedest time to blow his first save, giving back all three runs in the ninth, including a Vernon Wells homer. Dan Wheeler pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with a first-batter triple in the 10th (struck out 3), then J.P. Howell held the line till a Carl Crawford sac fly scored Jason Bartlett on an off-line throw, and Dioner Navarro sealed the deal by bringing the salami. First homer of the season, he went 3-for-6 with two runs (scored on the Gross homer too), boosting his BA to .368. Bartlett and Crawford were each 2-for-5, and Gross was 2-for-6. Pena was 1-for-5, but only struck out once, and also drew a walk. For the other team: Jesse Litsch had a perfect game through 4 2/3 IP until Dioner Navarro set the table for Gross' dinger with a sharp single to left. The game wasn't terrible for him, but the former Rays batboy should be lucky Percy blew the save. BTW: The one that served up the runs in the 13th: former Rays reliever Shawn Camp. Entering the game his ERA was 0.00. It's now 6.75. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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