Grant Balfour’s Big Let Down

CBS Tampa

By Rich Herrera – @RBIRich

Last night many folks went to bed after they felt comfortable that the Tampa Bay Rays had the game in hand. A lead in the bottom of the 9th and the closer ready to finish off the game. A funny thing happened on the way to the high-five line. The Rays saw the entire thing blow up in the 9th as Balfour walked two and gave up a base hit before Joe Maddon gave him the hook. He went to the pen and brought in Boxburger and he gave up the game winner in a jack to Mike Trout.

So what happened last night. Well there will be games like that no matter how good a bad a team is. But last night lets take a look a little deeper on what happened and why the game blew up for the Rays.
Maddon made the…

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