Archive for August, 2008

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number For Playoffs Now 38; Yankees Are Roadkill

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number For Playoffs Now 38; Yankees Are Roadkill

    August 14, 2008 at 10:05 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Looonnnggggg home run by Carlos Pena in the 1st inning. That is 7 in the last 18 games. Pena’s bat couldn’t have woken up at a better time…Great relay to end the 3rd inning. With a runner on second, a single to left was sent home by Eric […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Shaky In AAA Debut; Rollins Solid In AA Debut

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Shaky In AAA Debut; Rollins Solid In AA Debut

    August 14, 2008 at 8:34 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 7, Durham 6. David Price made his triple-A debut and picked up his first professional loss. In 4 innings, he struck out 6 and walked none, but did allow 3 runs on 7 hits (6 singles and a double). For a more detailed recap of Price’s performance, see the […]

     
  • [PLAYOFFS?!?!] Tampa Bay Rays Not Interested In Selling More Playoff Tickets

    [PLAYOFFS?!?!] Tampa Bay Rays Not Interested In Selling More Playoff Tickets

    August 13, 2008 at 2:42 pm 15 comments

    The Tampa Bay Rays announced they will not sell tickets in the upper-tier sections should the Rays make the playoffs. These same seats are covered by a blue tarp during the regular season. Apparently the Rays decided 7,500 fans would enjoy the game better from the parking lot. Should the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Throwback Game, Playing Like ’02 Devil Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lose Throwback Game, Playing Like ’02 Devil Rays

    August 13, 2008 at 11:30 am 2 comments

    Oakland 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1. (Sorry. The standings/schedule widget called in sick today. Should be back tomorrow) THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. We really don’t want to put Kaz here, but we are trying to find something positive from last night. Anything. And Kid K has been so bad, that […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    August 13, 2008 at 10:59 am 0 comments

    Durham (off-day) Montgomery 9, Jacksonville 6. Jason Cromer allowed only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings…Rhyne Hughes (12), Gaby Martinez (19) and Rashad Eldridge (4) homered for the Biscuits. Brevard Co. 6, Vero Beach 3 (13). Wade Townsend turned in maybe his best performance of the season, allowing only 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    August 12, 2008 at 11:01 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The loss of Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria to the DL was relieved a little on Sunday when Rocco Baldelli was activated from the DL and made the start in right field. He played the first 5 innings, before being replaced by Gabe Gross. It was Rocco’s first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    August 12, 2008 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    Richmond 4, Durham 2. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 runs in 6 innings…Fernando Perez hit his 4th home run. Montgomery (off-day) Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 0. Wilton Noel allowed only 1 hit in 6 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 3. Noel had a no-hitter through 6 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm 3 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were perplexed by how little Joe Maddon knew about Rays minor leaguers. Joe Maddon Knows About As Much About Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we decided that Florida within the “United Countries of Baseball” needed to be remapped. Remapping Florida Within The United Countries of Baseball [Rays Index]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, having just completed an absolutely horrid first-half, we tried to defend Dioner Navarro, and presented evidence that it was far too soon to condemn The Fat Catcher. Dioner Navarro Is Just A Lil’ Guy [Rays Index]