Archive for September 4th, 2008

  • [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    [THE WAYBACK MACHINE] Original Devil Ray Hits First Major League Home Run

    September 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

    OK. Scott McClain was not on the opening day roster in 1998, but he did make his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays that season. He appeared in 9 games, going 2-20. Eleven years later McClain hit his first major league home run with the San Francisco […]

     
  • [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    September 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm 8 comments

    Recently we noted that BJ Upton seemed to have lost some of his bat speed. We wondered if he was still experiencing pain from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this year during a swing. And then this morning John Romano just casually mentions that Upton has a torn labrum […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 23

    September 4, 2008 at 11:59 am 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    September 4, 2008 at 11:13 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: The Twins blew a 9th inning lead against Toronto and then lost the game in the 11th. THE BAD: Edwin Jackson. We had pointed out Nuke’s “Ace-like” performance in the second-half. Others noted that Jackson had just been lucky pitching out of a lot of jams. We didn’t […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Leads Bulls In Game1

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Leads Bulls In Game1

    September 4, 2008 at 7:52 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Louisville 0 (Durham leads best of 5, 1-0). David Price and 3 relievers combined on a 6-hit shutout. King David pitched the first 5 innings (only 92 pitches) striking out 6 and allowing 3 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann pitched a perfect 9th inning for the save…The Bulls […]