The Tampa Bay Rays have turned to an old formula to shake their recent bad stretch.
Starting pitching, outstanding defensive plays, well-timed hits and shutout relief pitching left the Rays with a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres this weekend.
Sean Rodriguez said:
“It felt like it was back to normal. You can never lose that confidence in your bullpen. They’ve earned that respect from us. They’re going to turn it around.”
Joel Peralta added, “We’ve been through a bad stretch and everybody has expected us to do what we’ve been doing the last couple days. It feels great to go out there and win games, especially McGee because I know when he gets going, he’s going to be unstoppable.”
McGee said: “It’s been good to go out there and have some 1-2-3 innings instead of battling through every pitch.”