Timid Approach By Cobb Costly As Jays Defeat Rays 4-2

Alex Cobb‘s first start of the 2014 season did not go all as planned. He allowed his first ever 3-run home run to Adam Lind in the first inning and was just a tick outside the strike zone through much of his five innings of work.

The Bright Side: The Rays bullpen worked the final four scoreless innings giving the Rays offense the opportunity to come back.

The offense nearly did against the Jays bullpen adding a run against Jays setup man Steve Delabar in the eighth  and another against Sergio Santos in the ninth.  The Rays were able to get the go ahead run to the plate and had the tying runs in scoring position for Yunel Escobar who was caught looking to end the game.

Alex Cobb Video From Tampa Bay Times:


Notes From Rays Media:

DESMOND JENNINGS: Has recorded 3 doubles in the first 2 games, becoming only the 2nd in Rays history to do so, joining Vinny Castilla in 2001.

MATT JOYCE: Is batting .800/.778/1.000 (4-for-5) over the first 2 games (2-BB)…has reached base or driven in a run in 8 of his 9 plate appearances.