Johnny Damon hit a walk-off two-run homer, and the Rays won their first home game of the year - and third game in a row. While Mr. Damon should deservedly feel proud of his clutch hitting tonight, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the extra-inning rally was started by a single to right by none other than the legendary Sam Fuld. I hesitate to call them “extra” innings, since the number of innings in a baseball game is however many Sam Fuld feels like playing that night.
He also stole a base earlier, or rather, the base was returned to Mr. Fuld’s rightful ownership. Tomorrow, the Rays and Twins face off again, as Ron Gardenhire tries to figure out what to do with his unreliable bullpen, and what, if anything, he can do to appease the angry Fuld. (There’s nothing.)