Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    [THE HANGOVER] Luck Starting To Fall In Rays’ Favor

    June 8, 2008 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar saves the day. The Rays loaded the bases with 1 out in the 8th and Evan Longoria struck out on a hanging 3-2 pitch. Now with 2 outs, Aybar doubled to right and drove in 2 to break a 2-2 tie…Jason Bartlett was even more day-savingish. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Roughed Up For First Time As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Roughed Up For First Time As A Pro

    June 8, 2008 at 11:40 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 6, Durham 2. Jeremy Cummings picked up his first loss of the season after giving up 6 runs in 5.1 innings. He struck out 6 and walked none…Fernando Perez was 2-3 with 2 walks and stole 2 bases…Joel Guzman was 3-5 with 2 RBI and is now hitting .272 […]

     
  • [RAYSHEADS] The Cowbell Kid Strikes The Interwebs

    [RAYSHEADS] The Cowbell Kid Strikes The Interwebs

    June 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm 4 comments

    We are not sure if we should laugh, be proud, feel scared or slightly embarrassed (another one after the jump)… CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    June 7, 2008 at 11:19 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: 8, 13, 12, 13, 20, 14, 10. That is how many pitches Scott Kazmir threw in each of the first 7 innings for a total of 90. That allowed Kid K to come out for the 8th inning. Only one inning with 15 or more is a very […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Starting To Draw Walks; Talbot Continues Domination Of IL

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Starting To Draw Walks; Talbot Continues Domination Of IL

    June 7, 2008 at 7:18 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Richmond 2. For the 4th time in his last 7 starts, Mitch Talbot did not allow a run. This one may have been the most impressive with 7 shutout innings on only 2 hits and no walks. He struck out 7…Dan Johnson was 2-3 with his 9th home […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Texas Rangers

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Texas Rangers

    June 6, 2008 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just lost 3 in a row to the Red Sox and dropped out of first place for the first time since May 24th…Should Rays fans be worried? Not at all. The Red Sox are a more talented team. They have a solid core of veterans with a […]

     
  • [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    [RULE 4 DRAFT] Recapping The First Day Of The Draft

    June 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm 11 comments

    THE GOOD: The consensus seem to be that the Rays took the player with the best chance to be a superstar in the big leagues, in Tim Beckham. THE BAD: Can somebody please explain to us why Tim Beckham was wearing an old Devil Rays’ cap after he was drafted? […]

     
  • [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    June 6, 2008 at 2:03 pm 4 comments

    (click on image for a larger version) By now everybody has seen the image on the left (above). We knew there was something familiar about it, and now we know. James Shields threw a pitch at Coco Crisps leg and then when Crisp charged the mound, Shields threw another “pitch” […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    June 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we told you that most of the “experts” were projecting the Rays to select pitcher Brad Lincoln, with the 3rd overall pick. Lincoln ended up going to the Pirates with the next pick. Lincoln is still in low-A and is 3-2 with a 3.80 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we took exception to some writers suggesting that a change of scenery would be good for Elijah Dukes. We took a closer look at Duke’s troubled past and wondered why it would be any different if he were not playing for his hometown team. […]