Tampa Bay might be a little upset with Coco Crisp for his hard slide into second base last night. But Crisp had his own reasoning for the late slide.
“Everybody else on the mound started looking over there so I got louder,” Crisp said. “I don’t know if he could hear what I was saying but basically I just said, “I did that on my own so don’t punish anybody else on the team.”‘
Crisp was upset with shortstop Jason Bartlett, not Iwamura, after Bartlett put his knee down in front of the bag on Crisp’s successful steal in the sixth. Crisp came out of that with a sprained left thumb that was bandaged after the game but may not sideline him.
Watch for yourself, but I could see a bench clearer tonight.