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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-04-17


Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2009-04-17
--Manager Joe Maddon was ejected Thursday for arguing when the umpires decided a foul ball hit Chicago's Jermaine Dye's front foot. It was the 10th time Maddon has been ejected in his three-plus seasons with the Rays.

--The Rays' streak of 12 consecutive successful stolen-base attempts to start the season ended Wednesday when backup C Michel Hernandez was caught by Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte. The streak was the fifth longest in the last dozen years, topped by Baltimore, which swiped 20 straight in 2006.

--1B Carlos Pena received his Gold Glove award before Wednesday's game, the first won by a Ray. "He deserved it," manager Joe Maddon said. "Last year he was spectacular."

--Veteran OF Gabe Kapler had an interesting and honest take on being struck out Monday by Yankees infielder/outfielder-turned-reliever Nick Swisher: "I've always been lost when a reporter asks me what my most embarrassing moment was because I never know what to say. Now I have my most embarrassing moment," Kapler said. "So to me that's the silver lining, my positive spin on it."

--CF B.J. Upton's spectacular, back-to-the-field catch Monday was still a popular topic of discussion Tuesday. Manager Joe Madden said his favorite parts were the technical aspects. Specifically: "I loved the peek at the wall, that's the part that really turned me on, that's what enabled him to make that catch."

BY THE NUMBERS: 17 -- Runs scored on home runs, of the team's first 29 overall, an imbalance that manager Joe Maddon said has to be corrected.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We expect that these two banners are the first of many." -- Team President Matt Silverman, on the hanging of the AL East and AL championship banners at Tropicana Field.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 17, 2009

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