It would have made for an interesting trivia question. Name the last team to have a pitcher throw a perfect game (or even a no hitter) and then have one thrown against them in the same day. Thanks again Jim Joyce.
If you’re looking for some good, Max Scherzer did throw five shutout innings before the Rays finally got to him in the sixth inning. The pen is also faltering. We won a lot of games in the first half because of a shutdown bullpen and now everyone is coming back down to earth.
Outside of that, there’s not much to say. I did want to give a shout out to Billfer, who’s taking a hiatus (I’m guessing, but I think he’ll be back at some point in at least a limited capacity). He was one of the few guys blogging when I got started and he’ll be missed.