Archive for June, 2008

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Boston Red Sox

    June 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING…Yesterday the Rays won the rubber-match against the Pirates and Andy Sonnanstine picked up his 9th win…Has The Duke secured himself a spot in the ’09 rotation? We are not sure about “secure” but he definitely has a leg up on Edwin Jackson even if Sonny’s peripheral numbers are […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    June 30, 2008 at 11:35 am 1 comment

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Jump Back Into First Place; On Pace For 98 Wins

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Jump Back Into First Place; On Pace For 98 Wins

    June 30, 2008 at 10:20 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine worked into the 7th inning for the first time since May 16 in St. Louis, a span of 8 starts…Shawn Riggans was 3-4 and broke a 0-0 tie with a lonnnnggggg home run in the 4th inning…Troy Percival did walk a batter and needed 22 pitches, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Concludes Vero Beach Rehab Assignment

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Concludes Vero Beach Rehab Assignment

    June 30, 2008 at 7:59 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 1. Jeremy Cummings continues to impress with his 7th win in 9 decisions. This time he allowed 1 run in 7 innings. He struck out 6 and walked 2…Joel Guzman and Reid Brignac were each 2-4…Jon Weber led off and finished 2-4 with 2 doubles and 4 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, The Professor visited Scott Kazmir at home to discuss his difficulty working deep in games. Kid K had a little trouble finishing the interview. Strikeouts Are Fascist, Groundballs Are More Democratic [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [RAYS BANDWAGON] Where In The World Is Jenn Sterger?

    [RAYS BANDWAGON] Where In The World Is Jenn Sterger?

    June 29, 2008 at 1:31 pm 7 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 26,613 fans for their 10 home dates in June. That nearly doubles the 13,999 that the Devil Rays averaged in June of 2007. Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, none of the 836,453 fans that have attended Rays games at the Trop this […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    June 29, 2008 at 10:20 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen in general and Gary Glover and Jason Hammel specifically. Yes Hammel gave up the walk-off home run, but we thought the game was over when both Glover entered the game in the 9th and when Hammel came on in the 12th. The two combined for 4.2 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    June 29, 2008 at 9:33 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 3. Mitch Talbot improved to 7-6 after holding Norfolk to 1 run in 6.2 innings. He struck out 4 and walked none…Chris Richard (15) and Joel Guzman (15) homered for the Bulls. Guzman finished 3-4 with 3 RBI. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and Justin Ruggiano added 2 […]

     
  • [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm 5 comments

    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein appeared on Cal Ripken’s XM Radio show, Ripken Baseball. Epstein was asked about the sudden surge of the Tampa Bay Rays. “Obviously they’ve been picking at the top part of the draft for the better part of a decade now and they haven’t missed with […]

     
  • [KID K] Video: Scott Kazmir At The Trop In High School

    [KID K] Video: Scott Kazmir At The Trop In High School

    June 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm 1 comment

    We are not sure if this video has made the rounds before. Certainly it is the first time we have seen it. But it is interesting to see Scott Kazmir pitching at the Trop while still in high school. It is also a little funny to see Kid K introduce […]