Archive for August 21st, 2012

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays Exalt Another Garbage Starter

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Rays Exalt Another Garbage Starter

    August 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm 3 comments

    Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…. This 1-0 shutout stuff was a lot easier to take when it was Felix Hernandez on the mound, versus the immortal Luke Hochevar and his inflated ERA. Hochevar was Tom Seaver tonight, leading the Royals to a two-hit, 10-inning embarrassment of the Rays […]

     
  • Luke Scott Is Letting His ‘Wolverine’ Nickname Go To His Head…Literally

    Luke Scott Is Letting His ‘Wolverine’ Nickname Go To His Head…Literally

    August 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm 1 comment

    Here is Luke Scott prior to tonight’s game as he returns from the disabled list with a new haircut. Wolverine indeed… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • Joe Maddon Ambushed By Shaving Cream Pie* On National TV

    August 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm 1 comment

    Joe Maddon appeared on the MLB Network today where he was rambling on about something boring when the clip below happened. And there is so much to love about this. Like how Joel Peralta doesn’t just smash the pie. Rather he really rubs it in (although it is a little […]

     
  • Tailgating With The Rays: Will Jeff Niemann Be Back In The Rotation Next Week?

    August 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… When will Jeff Niemann be back and will he be in the rotation or the bullpen? Niemann is scheduled to make his final rehab start on Friday. That would mean he would be ready to start for the Rays on normal rest next Wednesday (the 29th). […]

     
  • It Is Not Easy To Catch A Baseball When Your Glove Has An Actual Hole In It [VIDEO]

    August 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

    If you missed it last night, or would just like to see it again, here is Jeff Keppinger trying to complete a double play against the Royals. There was only one problem: he didn’t catch the throw. But it wasn’t a case of dropping the throw. Rather, the ball just […]

     
  • One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we watched Joe Maddon do his postgame press conference in a football helmet. VIDEO: Joe Maddon Does Postgame Press Conference In Football Helmet [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • The Rays’ Playoff Hopes Are Surging [CHART]

    The Rays’ Playoff Hopes Are Surging [CHART]

    August 21, 2012 at 11:28 am 0 comments

    If you read “The Hangover” in the morning, you know that we occasionally reference the Rays’ playoff chances from CoolStandings.com. Basically, they look at how well a team is playing, as well as their remaining schedule, and simulate the remaining games millions of times to see how often that team makes […]

     
  • Sean Rodriguez Demoted To The Minors

    August 21, 2012 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    As expected, Sean Rodriguez has been optioned to triple-A to make room for Luke Scott who will be activated later today. Hot Rod should be back in 11 days when rosters expand, but the Rays have not confirmed that yet. Rodriguez is hitting just .215 with six home runs and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, The Return Of Wolverine, And The Perfect Attendance Storm

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, The Return Of Wolverine, And The Perfect Attendance Storm

    August 21, 2012 at 8:57 am 10 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 5, Royals (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jeremy Hellickson. Hellboy had a nice mix of pitches last night, getting 10 swing-and-misses on 4 different pitches, including 3 out […]

     
  • Here Are The Best Images From Last Night’s Game

    August 21, 2012 at 7:30 am 0 comments

    We’ve got a holy glove, Jeff Keppinger’s bladder problems, a big night for Sam Fuld, and how not to play right field. We’ve got the highlights you won’t see on SportsCenter… [imagebrowser id=112] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)