Can Jennings help Rays' iffy offense? 

July, 18, 2011

It's not that Boston Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett, Alfredo Aceves and others weren't awesome in the Sunday night/Monday morning marathon -- perhaps I'll need a Monday afternoon nap to compensate -- but I couldn't help but wonder whether Tampa Bay Rays outfield prospect Desmond Jennings might have been able to help. The Red Sox earned their 1-0, 16-inning victory on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," as Rays hitters managed three singles in 50 at-bats against six pitchers. Jennings doubled twice among his three hits Saturday for the Triple-A Durham Bulls, then doubled again and scored twice Sunday.