CHICAGO (FOX 13) -
The Rays defense committed an uncharacteristic four errors in one inning Sunday afternoon in the mistake-filled 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Joe Maddon, though, keeps this one game in perspective. "I have to be somewhat sane in regards to we don't make many mistakes, so it's gonna happen once in a while and it happened today," Maddon said. "We've done so many wonderful things and the defense this whole season has been spectacular. You can't expect perfection." Maddon preaches "staying present" over perfection.
Chicago's Jose Abreu drove in four runs and set a major league rookie record for RBIs through the end of April to lead White Sox. Abreu, hit his major league leading 10th homerun this season after David Price made a fielding error. Price was still reeling when he faced Abreu and the rookie took advantage. Price calls this a learning experience. The Rays ace also says he still feels like he has 8 gold glovers with him on the field.
Chicago's Scott Carroll got the win in his major league debut.
Joe Maddon sums up the game and Rays franchise record 4 errors in one inning. "It's an unfortunate day," Maddon said. "It happens, it happens to the best of them and it happened to us today. You just have to utilize the garbage can and just move it along."
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV 3213 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33609 Main: (813) 876-1313 Newsroom: (813) 870-9630 Fax: (813) 871-3135