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Joe Maddon Predicted DeJesus Homer

During Andy Freed’s pre-game interview Saturday with Rays manager Joe Maddon [1] he brought up David DeJesus [2]. The conversation began with a discussion about DeJesus comfort level with the Rays after breaking the ice by delivering the winning hit versus Joe Nathan [3] and the Texas Rangers earlier in the week and then Friday’s game winner.  Joe Maddon [1] spoke on that and then finished the thought with a prediction that came true in the first inning of Sunday’s game.

“He’s very comfortable here I think already.  Of course our guys are going to embrace him as he walks in – he’s very easy to like, he’s a great guy.” But you’re right the game tie-er the other night and the game winner tonight (Friday)  Just good at bats. He’s hitting the ball well. He hits the ball hard, I mean, he’s got a home run in him very soon also – heads up – it’s going to be over the wall – he’s just missing some pitches. ”

Today David DeJesus [2] homered off Scott Feldman [4] in the first inning. It was his first home run since June 13th against Mat Latos [5] of the Cincinnati Reds.