Archive for June 19th, 2012

  • Davey Johnson On Joel Peralta’s Ejection: He Pitched Here, I Don’t Think It Is A Secret

    June 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm 2 comments

    Well, we’ve heard from Carlos Pena, Joel Peralta, and Joe Maddon. So let’s hear from Davey Johnson. Of course, the big question everybody wants answered is: who ratted out Joel Peralta for something that a lot of pitches are doing? Johnson dances like Justin Timberlake around the question using words […]

     
  • Joe Maddon On Joel Peralta’s Ejection: It Was Kind Of A P**** Move [VIDEO]

    June 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm 6 comments

    We were originally just going to transcribe some of Joe Maddon’s comments at his post-game press conference after Joel Peralta was ejected for having pine tar on his glove. But you really need to hear the anger in his voice, and see the anger in his face. This is not […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: You Cheated; Stop Whining About It

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: You Cheated; Stop Whining About It

    June 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm 11 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. The irony of tonight’s mound theatrics in the eighth inning was stunning. Old man Davey Johnson, the Nationals manager, demanded Joel Peralta’s glove be inspected, and the umps proceeded to confiscate the glove and eject Peralta for having an unapproved substance. Then Joe Maddon had a […]

     
  • Joel Peralta On Being Ejected: Good For Them, They Still Lost The Game [VIDEO]

    June 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm 0 comments

    Joel Peralta spoke with the media after being ejected for having pine tar on his glove. Peralta looked visibly shaken. At one point, Peralta is asked about Nationals first base coach Trent Jewett, and whether he may have been the person that ratted him out. Peralta says he doesn’t want […]

     
  • Carlos Pena On Joel Peralta’s Ejection: Someone Betrayed Him

    June 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm 1 comment

    After tonight’s game, Carlos Pena was asked about Joel Peralta’s ejection for having pine tar on his glove…. “It’s unfortunate because he played for that team. And that’s really what hurts me the most. Someone, in a way, called him out and betrayed him. Someone that was his teammate. I’m […]

     
  • Joel Peralta Ejected For Having A ‘Foreign Substance’ On His Glove

    Joel Peralta Ejected For Having A ‘Foreign Substance’ On His Glove

    June 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm 2 comments

    In the eighth inning of tonight’s game, Joel Peralta was ejected from the game after the umpires examined his glove and found a “foreign substance” on the glove. The move came after a protest from Nationals manager Davey Johnson. The umpires examined the glove and appeared to find something inside […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Will We Ever See Evan Longoria Again?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:27 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… [Will be up at game time] Source: FanGraphs […]

     
  • Jeremy Hellickson Goes On The DL; Chris Archer To Make Big League Debut Wednesday

    Jeremy Hellickson Goes On The DL; Chris Archer To Make Big League Debut Wednesday

    June 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    Jeremy Hellickson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what is being called “shoulder fatigue” (via Marc Topkin). There is no structural damage, and he is only expected to miss two starts. Chris Archer, who was part of the trade that sent Matt Garza to the Chicago Cubs, […]

     
  • Bad Luck And Why The Rays Offense May Improve Even Without Evan Longoria

    Bad Luck And Why The Rays Offense May Improve Even Without Evan Longoria

    June 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm 7 comments

    As we near the All-Star break, there are some genuine concerns with the Rays offense. But like everything in baseball, a player’s actual numbers may not accurately portray how well a player has performed. Sometimes a player a gets lucky and finds holes in the defense and sometimes a ball […]

     
  • Rich Thompson Is Back With The Rays

    June 19, 2012 at 8:40 am 2 comments

    With Brandon Gomes being sent back to the minors, the Rays have recalled outfielder Rich Thompson to take the reliever’s spot on the roster. Thompson gives the Rays a normal allotment of seven relievers and four players on the bench.