ST. PETERSBURG -- After pitching a complete game shutout against the Athletics on Thursday, Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb got a warm greeting from the rest of the rotation.
That is, until Matt Moore congratulated him.
As both players jumped up in the air, Moore bumped into Cobb, forcing Cobb to fall over. But while he was on the ground, the righty was smiling, much to the relief of manager Joe Maddon.
"A little bit aggressive, I'd like them to tone it down just a little bit," Maddon said. "I want them all to be able to play for the rest of the year, but I do like the exuberance."
With how the season had gone for Tampa Bay to date, the last thing it needed was another player on the disabled list. But Cobb said he was fine and Maddon knew it due to the smile.
Cobb joked after the game that a possible cause was that Moore had been putting on a little extra weight. Maddon wouldn't say one way or another if it was true, though.
"I haven't noticed anything larger about Matty," Maddon said, joking.