Archive for July, 2008

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Pitches 7 Scoreless In Triple-A Debut

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Pitches 7 Scoreless In Triple-A Debut

    July 21, 2008 at 9:07 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 0. Wade Davis was dominating in his triple-A debut, pitching 7 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits. He struck out 6 and walked 3. He also hit a batter…Juan Salas pitched 2 scoreless innings for his first save…Chris Richard provided most of the offense with a 2-run […]

     
  • [JUMPING THE SHARK] Batting Stance Guy Does The Rays, Oy Vey!

    [JUMPING THE SHARK] Batting Stance Guy Does The Rays, Oy Vey!

    July 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

    Well, he was bound to get around to the Tampa Bay Rays sooner or later. Unfortunately, we are contractually obligated to bring you this clip of “Batting Stance Guy” imitating Rays batters, past and present. We have to agree with the cameraman, that they have indeed “Jumped the Shark.” However, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Slams Halladay And The Jays; Forecast Calls For More Beanballs

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Slams Halladay And The Jays; Forecast Calls For More Beanballs

    July 20, 2008 at 11:48 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Little Ball and Long Ball. The Rays are not big on “Little Ball”, but it sure helped in the 6th inning. An infield single by Ben Zobrist (OK, it went to the OF, but it bounced over Scott Rolen’s head), a bunt single by Aki Iwamura, a dribbler […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    July 20, 2008 at 9:46 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 1. Jeff Niemann pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks, with 5 strike outs…Dan Johnson hit 2 home runs and finished 3-3 with a walk and 3 RBI. He has 16 home runs for Durham. Birmingham 5, Montgomery 3. Dunedin 5, Vero Beach 2. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    July 19, 2008 at 11:50 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. In the second inning, BenZo made a Jason Bartlett-esque play in the hole, turning and making a one-hop throw to first for the out. Later, with the Rays trailing 1-0 in the 7th and one of the game’s best pitchers on the mound, Eric Hinske drew […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Is A Lumberjack And He’s OK

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Is A Lumberjack And He’s OK

    July 19, 2008 at 10:19 am 1 comment

    If you are having trouble recognizing the individual above…That is Rocco Baldelli. The beard is now officially lumberjacktastic. Rocco…He is a Lumberjack, and he is OK. Durham 2, Syracuse 1. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks…Chris Mason pitched 1 […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Toronto Blue Jays

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Toronto Blue Jays

    July 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

    A look back…The Rays entered the All-Star break on a 7-game losing streak, and the question on everybody’s lips is…Have the Rays come back to Earth and revealed their true selves or is this but a speed bump? The key to the Rays first-half surge was pitching and defense. During […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dave Wills

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Dave Wills

    July 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm 4 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    July 18, 2008 at 11:13 am 4 comments

    THE TELLING: Noticed this during the home run derby, but forgot about it…All of the All-Stars had their team’s logo on the right sleeve of the All-Star jerseys (ie. Cubs). However, Evan Longoria’s jersey had the Rays’ fish logo rather than the new sunburst logo. And yes, we are aware […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jaso Strong In AAA Debut; Price Shaky In Latest Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jaso Strong In AAA Debut; Price Shaky In Latest Start

    July 18, 2008 at 9:12 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 1. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 1 unearned run on 2 hits and a walk in 7 innings…John Jaso was 3-4 in his triple-A debut with a double. He also threw out the only attempted base stealer…Dan Johnson added a single and a double in 4 at bats. […]