Archive for August, 2008

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    August 28, 2008 at 10:02 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Finally, the Rays caught a couple of breaks. First was in the second inning after Matt Garza gave up a leadoff single. With the runner going on the pitch to stay out of a double-play, Lyle Overbay then hit a bouncer back up the middle that looked like […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson’s 25th Home Run Not Enough For Bulls

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson’s 25th Home Run Not Enough For Bulls

    August 28, 2008 at 7:52 am 0 comments

    Norfolk 5, Durham 4 (10). Ben Hendrickson gave up 4 runs in 6.2 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2…Dan Johnson’s 25th home run, and 4th in 8 games, accounted for 3 of the 4 runs. He also walked twice and has 7 walks in the last 4 games…Jonny […]

     
  • [GHOST OF SHAWN CAMP] Rays Bullpen No Longer Giving Free Passes To Inherited Runners

    [GHOST OF SHAWN CAMP] Rays Bullpen No Longer Giving Free Passes To Inherited Runners

    August 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm 2 comments

    In today’s stat-driven world there are any of a thousand ways to evaluate a player or team. But for all the Sabermetrics, maybe the most important stat for a relief pitcher is still the number of inherited runners they allow to score. Baseball is still about scoring runs and preventing […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Results

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Results

    August 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm 8 comments

    We still have several of these to go through, but thought we would show how the various Rays media members are faring so far… In general, Rays fans are happy with the on-air media with all scoring above 90%. As for the print media, the fans are more supportive of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    August 27, 2008 at 10:33 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: After all that has happened in the past 3 days the Rays still lead the Red Sox by 4 games in the loss column with the hapless O’s coming to town next and the Red Sox still have 2 more games in Yankee Stadium and then have to […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    August 27, 2008 at 9:28 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Indianapolis 2. Dan Johnson broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th with a solo home run and the Durham Bulls clinched the Southern Division title…Wade Davis started and gave up only one hit, a single to the second batter of the game. He struck out […]

     
  • [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] A Seven Nation Army Can’t Hold The Rays Back

    [THE RAYSHEAD ARMY] A Seven Nation Army Can’t Hold The Rays Back

    August 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm 12 comments

    As the pennant race heats up, it is time for the Tampa Bay Rays to announce their presence with authority. The Rays need an anthem, and there is no more perfect anthem than “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. The song is already popular at many European soccer events. […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    August 26, 2008 at 10:42 am 0 comments

    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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    August 26, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Indianapolis 8 (10). Jonny Gomes beat a 5-man infield shift with a line drive single to left for the walk-off win. Gomes finished 2-4 with 2 RBI…Jeff Niemann started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6…Fernando Perez […]

     
  • [DOUG EDDINGS] Rays Have Now Officially "Joined The Club"

    [DOUG EDDINGS] Rays Have Now Officially "Joined The Club"

    August 25, 2008 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

    We found the above image at the website, DougEddingsIsADouche.com. It is not quite FireJoeMorgan.com, and the site is actually defunct, but for a league where not many umpires’ names are even known, it can’t be easy to have a hate-site in your name. This is what happens when the Rays […]