Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn't bashful about speaking up on behalf of Jeremy Hellickson, the Rays' starter on Sunday.
"My point is, I'm happy to have Jeremy Hellickson pitching for us," Maddon said. "We've beaten Cy Young Award winners in the past. We can do it again. We play against a lot of good pitchers all the time. You have to be able to beat those guys to get to the Promised Land.
"Jeremy Hellickson, to me, is one of the better young pitchers in the game also. He has not won a Cy Young yet, but I'll take Helly. And my point is do not underestimate what we have either."