Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    August 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm 2 comments

    FIRST INNINGA look back…Last night Edwin Jackson improved to 7-2 with a 2.98 ERA in his last 10 starts…Has Jackson solidified his spot in the rotation for 2009? It was pointed out in the comments this morning that Jackson’s strikeout to walk ratio over that span is not great and […]

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Rich Herrera

    August 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm 12 comments

    We want to know what you guys think of various members of the Rays media coverage. Here are the most recent results. Next up…Rays radio pre- and postgame host Rich Herrera… As we have stated before, we rarely listen to the Rays’ radio broadcasts. Between the “Extra Innings” package, MLB.tv, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Is Now Rays’ Most Consistent Pitcher

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Is Now Rays’ Most Consistent Pitcher

    August 29, 2008 at 11:24 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Edwin Jackson. His biggest moment came in the 6th when the Jays got men on first and third with no outs. Jackson got the next 3 batters on a line drive to Jason Bartlett, an infield pop-up and a groundball to third to get out of the inning…In […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    August 29, 2008 at 7:53 am 2 comments

    Durham 11, Norfolk 9. David Price picked up his first triple-A win, throwin 5 innings, striking out 5, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks…Calvin Medlock gave up 5 runs in 1.1 innings…Jonny Gomes had 4 hits in 6 at bats, driving in 3…Chris Richard drove in […]

     
  • [MYTHBUSTERS] Debunking The Myth: Rays Are Good Because Of All The High Draft Picks

    [MYTHBUSTERS] Debunking The Myth: Rays Are Good Because Of All The High Draft Picks

    August 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm 25 comments

    We have discussed this twice before within posts about other topics…We felt the topic needed its own stage… It usually goes something like this: The Rays are doing a great job this year…Of course they have been bad so long that they were able to capitalize on all those high […]

     
  • [CAL RIPKEN JR] Ripken Jumps Ship During Orioles’ 11th Consecutive Losing Season

    [CAL RIPKEN JR] Ripken Jumps Ship During Orioles’ 11th Consecutive Losing Season

    August 28, 2008 at 11:00 am 6 comments

    First Brett Favre, and now this? Even Cal Ripken, Jr., he of 21 seasons in only one jersey, knows a good thing when he sees it. It has been our contention that the Rays season has to be more insulting to the Orioles and the Blue Jays, than to the […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 22

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 22

    August 28, 2008 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    August 28, 2008 at 10:02 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Finally, the Rays caught a couple of breaks. First was in the second inning after Matt Garza gave up a leadoff single. With the runner going on the pitch to stay out of a double-play, Lyle Overbay then hit a bouncer back up the middle that looked like […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson’s 25th Home Run Not Enough For Bulls

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson’s 25th Home Run Not Enough For Bulls

    August 28, 2008 at 7:52 am 0 comments

    Norfolk 5, Durham 4 (10). Ben Hendrickson gave up 4 runs in 6.2 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2…Dan Johnson’s 25th home run, and 4th in 8 games, accounted for 3 of the 4 runs. He also walked twice and has 7 walks in the last 4 games…Jonny […]

     
  • [GHOST OF SHAWN CAMP] Rays Bullpen No Longer Giving Free Passes To Inherited Runners

    [GHOST OF SHAWN CAMP] Rays Bullpen No Longer Giving Free Passes To Inherited Runners

    August 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm 2 comments

    In today’s stat-driven world there are any of a thousand ways to evaluate a player or team. But for all the Sabermetrics, maybe the most important stat for a relief pitcher is still the number of inherited runners they allow to score. Baseball is still about scoring runs and preventing […]