Articles by: Joe Rays Fan
 

  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return of Big Game Shields

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Return of Big Game Shields

    April 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

    Wow. Joe never expected Jeff Niemann to lay a big Easter egg thus far this season. And frankly, Joe never expected the return of Big Game Shields. If Big Game Shields continues to pitch like he has lately, we can all put his old nasty moniker away. Last year, Shields […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Cream Rises To The Top

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Cream Rises To The Top

    April 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm 5 comments

    Well, it was a little too close for comfort, but the reason Joe loves the Rays this year shined in this game. * Ace David Price continued his dominance over the Jays, throwing a strong eight innings (Joe will try to forget that ninth inning… with the help of some […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Triple-A Night In The Field

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Triple-A Night In The Field

    April 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm 6 comments

    Just miserable stuff for anyone who invested the nearly four hours into tonight’s extra-inning choke job in Toronto. At least the Sam Fuld show kept up the entertainment value. You just knew Sean Rodriguez dropping a perfect pickoff throw at second base in the seventh inning was trouble, combined with […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Niemann Off; Kotchman Out

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Niemann Off; Kotchman Out

    April 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm 5 comments

    After Jeff Niemann got roughed up and the Rays offense couldn’t find clutch hits, Joe Maddon was predictably and rightfully upbeat tonight. The Rays bested the Twins and White Sox in respective home series’ and, well, you can’t win every game. The good guys sit 2.5 back of the Yankees […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Who Needs Runs?

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Who Needs Runs?

    April 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm 8 comments

    Joe loves the finer points of baseball, and Casey Kotchman’s tag out of Paul Konerko from Kelly Shoppach’s pickoff throw in the seventh inning was perfection. Dan Johnson doesn’t make that play at first base. And Kotchman, per the magic of April baseball, is now a .313 hitter. Of course, James Shields is […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Flashing Leather And Free Pizza

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Flashing Leather And Free Pizza

    April 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm 1 comment

    Wow, what a game. Joe suspects the Rays 5-0 win over the White Sox was exactly what Rays fans had hoped for before the season, much less Merlot Joe Maddon. The Rays would need solid starting pitching. And they got just that. David Price, easily his best start of the […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Sweep But Series Won

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Sweep But Series Won

    April 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm 4 comments

    All good things simply stop. Life is not nirvana. Sooner or later the Rays streak would end. Like today in a close game against the Twinkies. The Legend of Sam Fuld proved somewhat mortal. Bossman Upton lost his fielding prowess for a day. Hellboy Hellickson wasn’t quite as dominant as usual. Still […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Bunt, No Problem

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: No Bunt, No Problem

    April 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm 3 comments

    Johnny Damon euphoria continues. See what happens when you pay $5 million+ for a free agent? Some of these guys can really hit the ball in the clutch, though that attendance bonus sure seems out of reach. More walk-off drama was even enough to get Joe to stop pounding his […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Another Friday Win!

    April 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

    Just what in the name of Derek Shelton is going on here? The Rays have won again on a Friday night, that’s two in a row. Friday used to be a curse for the Rays, now, thus far this season, it’s a blessing. The Rays — after an uncomfortable early […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Two Outta Three For Shields

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Two Outta Three For Shields

    April 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm 5 comments

    Joe was jumping out of his seat like the rest of Rays nation, with the Rays comeback and re-comeback to win in the 10th inning before 897 at the Trop. Johnny Damon’s got a six-game hitting streak and nine RBIs in 12 games. Manny who? But late heroics and resolve […]