Archive for May, 2012

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bullpen Still Sharp

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bullpen Still Sharp

    May 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm 3 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts… Man, these Rays games are fun to watch. It seems every night there is a different player making big plays. Big Game was big tonight, except for one pitch. Wolverine was great, with the help of Michael Saunders. Zorilla made a wonderful, game-saving […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Is Longoria Injury Prone?

    Tailgating With The Rays: Is Longoria Injury Prone?

    May 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm 4 comments

    This post, which will appear before every game, will include starting lineups (when we learn them) and during the game will include a Game Graph that will constantly update the percent chance the Rays have of winning this particular game. Game Graph… Source: FanGraphs Playing A Little Pepper… This is […]

     
  • A Closer Look At Matt Moore’s Control

    A Closer Look At Matt Moore’s Control

    May 2, 2012 at 11:51 am 6 comments

    Last night after the game, Joe Maddon spoke about Matt Moore’s struggle with commanding his fastball… “I think a lot [his pitch count] has to do with commanding the fastball where he wants to. They were kinda strikes, but they weren’t exactly where he wanted them to be strikes…I think […]

     
  • Here Are The Highlights From Last Night’s Win Over The Mariners

    May 2, 2012 at 10:14 am 0 comments

    It was a relatively light night for screencaps, but we did find a few interesting/fun images. Here they are… [imagebrowser id=40] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Moore Getting Close, Hideki Speaks, And One Crazy Fan

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Moore Getting Close, Hideki Speaks, And One Crazy Fan

    May 2, 2012 at 7:30 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 3, Mariners 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Moore Is Close. Will have more on Moore in a little while. But 7 strikeouts and just 1 walk […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Old-Fashioned Rays Baseball

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Old-Fashioned Rays Baseball

    May 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm 1 comment

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Tonight’s 3-1 silencing of Seattle was what many Rays fans expected this season before Evan Longoria and Kyle Farnsworth went down. Superior pitching. Flawless defense. Just enough in the bats to frustrate fans but win games. But Joe and everyone else was pretty darn spoiled […]

     
  • Longoria Out 6-8 Weeks With A Hamstring Injury

    May 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm 21 comments

    [UPDATE] Marc Topkin is reporting that Longoria does have a partial tear of his hamstring and will miss 6-8 weeks. Best-case scenario calls for a 4-week recovery and two weeks on a rehab assignment. [EARLIER] The good news is, nothing is torn in Evan Longoria’s knee. So no surgery will […]

     
  • Top Prospect Suspended 50 Games

    May 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm 13 comments

    Tim Beckham, the top pick of the 2008 draft, has been suspended 50 games for violating baseball’s drug policy. Beckham tested positive for a “drug of abuse.” It was his second positive test. Examples of “Drugs of Abuse” include cocaine, LSD, marijuana, heroin, ecstacy, and opiates (e.g. morphine). Here’s the […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Who’s On Third?

    Tailgating With The Rays: Who’s On Third?

    May 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

    This post, which will appear before every game, will include starting lineups (when we learn them) and during the game will include a Game Graph that will constantly update the percent chance the Rays have of winning this particular game. Game Graph… Source: FanGraphs Playing A Little Pepper… With Evan […]

     
  • Hideki Matsui May Have A More Prominent Role Than Expected

    Hideki Matsui May Have A More Prominent Role Than Expected

    May 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm 6 comments

    With the signing of Hideki Matsui now official, he is expected to report to triple-A in the next couple of weeks. Most, including us, initially assumed that Matsui was simply a cheap insurance plan in case Luke Scott breaks down. But according to Andrew Friedman, Matsui may have a role […]