Archive for June, 2007

  • Down On The Farm: Chad Orvella Continues His Resurgence

    Down On The Farm: Chad Orvella Continues His Resurgence

    June 26, 2007 at 8:38 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Richmond 5. Jae Kuk Ryu gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings and but picked up his 2nd win in 5 starts. His ERA is now 4.37. Chad Orvella allowed only 1 walk in the 9th inning to pick up his 8th save. In 6 appearances since returning […]

     
  • What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    June 25, 2007 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

    We are now only a little over two months from the trading deadline, but it is never too early to speculate on who the Devil Rays will move before July 31st. This past off-season, the Rays were expected to big players in the trade market with several of their young […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    June 25, 2007 at 10:07 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Dodgers 4.Early on, it looked like yet another typical performance from Edwin Jackson. After allowing 4 hits (including a home run) and 2 runs in the top of the first, Jackson settled down and held the Dodgers to 5 hits and a walk over the next 5 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jason Pridie And Fernando Perez May Soon Pick Up Slack In Center Field

    Down On The Farm: Jason Pridie And Fernando Perez May Soon Pick Up Slack In Center Field

    June 25, 2007 at 8:06 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Richmond 1. Jeff Niemann was charged with 1 run in 6.1 innings. He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3 for his 8th win of the year. Niemann did not allow a run in the first 6 innings and was pulled after one out in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Is Gone, But Could Return

    The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Is Gone, But Could Return

    June 23, 2007 at 1:41 pm 4 comments

    Dodgers 6, Devil Rays 3.It was like David Chase wrote the most recent episode of Elijah Dukes’ career. It just went blank and nobody is quite sure what happened… In the end there was an option that nobody saw and it was absolutely the right move by the Devil Rays […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Who Is This Doug Waechter You Speak Of?

    Down On The Farm: Who Is This Doug Waechter You Speak Of?

    June 23, 2007 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

    Durham 1, Richmond 0. Jae Seo piched 7 innings of 1-hit shutout ball. He struck out 5, walked 1. Chad Orvella allowed only his second base runner, a walk, in one inning of work to pick up his 7th save. Joel Guzman was 2-3 with a double and Ben Zobrist […]

     
  • The Hangover: Dioner Navarro Is Still The Answer At Catcher

    The Hangover: Dioner Navarro Is Still The Answer At Catcher

    June 22, 2007 at 9:17 am 2 comments

    Devil Rays (off-day)With the off-day yesterday, we are going to try something different today. We feel like we have been rather harsh on a handful of players recently and we are not usually that negative. In our defense we supported Edwin Jackson for a long time even though his numbers […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    June 22, 2007 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Scranton 1. Mitch Talbot struck out 6 and walked none in 6.1 innings. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits. Chad Orvella struck out 2 in 1.2 perfect innings. Since his return to Durham, Orvella has struck out 7 and only allowed 1 hit and no walks […]

     
  • The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Diamondbacks 7, Devil Rays 4. James Shields was roughed up in his second straight start. As has been the case all season long, Shields was susceptible to the long ball allowing two home runs. The difference in the last two starts is that the home runs came at inopportune times, […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    June 21, 2007 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    Scranton 7, Durham 4. After two straight strong outings by Jae Kuk Ryu, he was knocked around in his latest outing. Ryu was pulled after allowing the first two batters of the 5th inning to reach base. He is on a strict 75-pitch limit as he is converted back to […]