After being subjected to seven-plus innings of perfect pitching from Cody Anderson, the Tampa Bay Rays entered the ninth inning of Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians down just 3-1. Unfortunately, their chances of a comeback were pretty much nil after manager Kevin Cash opted for the Ronald Belisario experience.
After getting lead-off man Michael Bourn to groundout to start the ninth, Belisario surrendered hits to Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor. Belisario then attempted to intentionally walk Michael Brantley to load the bases — this was a bad idea:
On the plus side, Belisario managed to intentionally walk Brantley after his gaff. Unfortunately, he then allowed four runs — two off wild pitches — by the time the inning was over.
Oh, and the Rays lost 7-1.