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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: Fifty games in, has the outlook changed?

And what does plate coverage get you?

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Big outing yesterday for the rookie Ryne Stanek.

There’s a lot of good postgame interviews from Rays Radio yesterday:

  • Kevin Cash talked about how important it is to be ready to hit the fastball.
  • Steven Souza sounds annoyed by some of the questions (which are sort of the same thing over and over), but he talks about how its important for him not to be too tight, and how staying loose helps to be ready when he gets a good pitch to hit.
  • Erasmo Ramirez is always a good interview, and in this one he talks about getting hurt early by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols before collecting himself and pitching a quality start, and about how important it is for him not to fall behind hitters.
  • Ryne Stanek may be a rookie, but he already has athlete-speak (the art of saying nothing) down pat.

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