June 9, 2008
Back-to-back-to-back jacks from Dirtbag, Aybar, and Navi in the second inning gave the Rays the shot in the arm they needed against yet another high-octane offensive team in LAA.
Navi was 4-5 with 2 doubles, an HR, and 4 RBI, and was a triple away from the cycle.
Dirtbag was 3 for 4 with 2 HR's, 3 RBI, and a BB.
Ruggiano played well defensively in order to give Bossman a night off in CF (although BJ did cover DH duties) and was credited with 2 assists.
Willy Aybar also continues to impress with another solid outting; he went 2 for 4 from the plate including a HR, and is doing a fine job splitting time with Hinske at firstbase in Pena's absence.
Jason Bartlett, to whom I never give any credit, played a nice game- going 2 for 5 at the plate and playing solidly in the field.
Upon the advice of "Chalk", with a win this big I'll just ignore how bad Jackson was, and say that there were no low-lites.
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