A Great Game, But More Work to Be Done

I think it is more nerve wracking to watch the game from the sidelines than to be on the field.  Because you find yourself you want to go on the steps then watch it on T.V. and come back up. I think when you are in the game you are able to calm yourself down a little bit more. But I had a lot of fun, I really did. But I’m pretty sure I’ll be in there tomorrow.

What a great game, so exciting to see Longoria perform this well. To come in so calm, so poised, like he’s been here before — like he’s been here a million times. It says a lot about that kid. We are just glad to have him.

Hats off to Shieldsie, first game of the playoffs. It doesn’t surprise me at all.  That’s exactly what he does. It’s exactly what we wanted to do. For us, it was important to win the first one. Every game is important, but that first one, it’s momentum. We feel like we are up one. Well we are up one, we won that first one, and it’s always good!

We try to treat every game differently. Today is today’s game, tomorrow is tomorrow’s game, but isn’t it nice to know that we are up one? And we can come in tomorrow and go at it. It’s so much more comfortable, it’s like a pitcher getting a nice lead. That’s the way that our team feels right now.

13 Comments

Man it was a good game. Congrats to you and your team Carlos! I wish you the best of luck for tomorrow! 🙂

hey Carlos a great win for the TEAM.. Yes Longo had the big day but once again willie comes in to support our TEAM when someone gets hurt my 2 boys and I enjoyed it tremendously….hey CP how’s the eye feeling??

I had so much fun at the game tonight, it felt like I was at my second home. I was sad to see you were taken out of the game, you’re my favorite player to watch! You all define what a team really is, and I love everything about you all! I really hope you are in the game tomorrow, and I will be there to cheer you guys on yet again. GO RAYS!

Great game for the Rays, a strong team outing and a victory. Evan Longoria has once again placed himself on the national baseball map. Congratulations, and let’s have a repeat tomorrow.Brentonhttp://braverays.mlblogs.com

Carlos,
Congrats on the HUGE win. I was at the game and it was great. The crowd was electric. Hope your eye gets better so you can play at full ability on Friday. I will be at the game again Friday, so I’m hoping for a repeat performance.

It’s great to see the Rays represented with a postseason blog.

Good luck,
Devon

Hey Carlos, sorry to hear about the eye but hope you are back on the field tonight. This team just keeps getting better and better. Reminds me of a comment you made during the St. Pete rally. I attended yesterday’s game and never felt that much excitement in any previous game. You guys are the most fun to watch and you are no where near finished breaking records! Can’t wait to be sitting there watching you play for the league championship! Best to the entire team; you are all champions. mark

Wow, you guys have had an incredible season. Enjoy the postseason! I hope my Padres can get back on track like you did!
Kaybee-http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Carlos,

I am a huge fan of your down here in Rightfield. Glad to hear that Dr. Sebley took a look at your eye and there is no real damage. I can respect and truly admire you for thinking of the team first last night. I would of hated for you to have been hit by a thrown ball, or even maybe not seen a hign and inside pitch during an at bat.

If that had happened, we might be taking about a bigger injury. Kudos to you for being a man and showing the leadership and courage we expect of our Rays. Game 2 should be a great time for all of us at the Trop.

Stroll down and Say hi sometime. Mosat of the Bullpen guys know who I am…………..or might not admit it.

Best of luck on the rest of this Magical Carpet ride.

…….Magic number is now……10

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Carlos, get back in the lineup! Congrats to the Rays for their first postseason win — absolutely freaking awesome. I’m glad too that the announcers during the broadcast really paid tribute to your commitment to the franchise, and how you really bought into being a “Ray” — and how that was one of the big factors that led to the team’s success this season. Get two more W’s against the Sox — Let’s go Rays!

— David

http://sportsbythenumbers.mlblogs.com/

Carlos, get back in the lineup! Congrats to the Rays for their first postseason win — absolutely freaking awesome. I’m glad too that the announcers during the broadcast really paid tribute to your commitment to the franchise, and how you really bought into being a “Ray” — and how that was one of the big factors that led to the team’s success this season. Get two more W’s against the Sox — Let’s go Rays!

— David

http://sportsbythenumbers.mlblogs.com/

Hey Carlos –

Great game. We got seats in the upper deck last minute and had a great time watching the win. We noticed that you missed a ball thrown to you during warm up right after your at bat. When did you scratch your eye? Was it at that at bat or in the dugout?

Hope you are in the line up tonight! “I think we have something really speacial here with the Rays” My favorite quote from you at the begining of the season and you are right! Go Rays!!

Hey Pea !! me and a lot of fans from Licey (Campeon), are very proud of you . A great hug from Dominican Republic.
Go Carlos,
Con aprecio
Freddy

Carlos,
Wow! 2 for 2 nice job! Hopefully your eye is feeling better and you can get back in the lineup and keep doing what you do best. Go Rays! Let’s sweep Chicago and get that ring!!!

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