Are we sure it doesn’t count?
Is there any way we can make it count?
After all, fans have waited years for the Tampa Bay Rays to hit like this – 23 hits including five home runs. And the team hasn’t pitched like this very often – seven perfect innings and a shutout.
It all added up to a 19-0 squashing of Minnesota is a grapefruit league victory Tuesday. Alex Cobb threw two perfect innings in the game. Curt Casali, Nick Franklin and Rickie Weeks hit homers, while Jake Bauer had a grand slam.
The Twins finished with three hits and a walk in the game that was, unfortunately, just practice.
Still, it’s better to win a lopsided game than to lose one.