Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    August 13, 2008 at 10:59 am 0 comments

    Durham (off-day) Montgomery 9, Jacksonville 6. Jason Cromer allowed only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings…Rhyne Hughes (12), Gaby Martinez (19) and Rashad Eldridge (4) homered for the Biscuits. Brevard Co. 6, Vero Beach 3 (13). Wade Townsend turned in maybe his best performance of the season, allowing only 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    August 12, 2008 at 11:01 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The loss of Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria to the DL was relieved a little on Sunday when Rocco Baldelli was activated from the DL and made the start in right field. He played the first 5 innings, before being replaced by Gabe Gross. It was Rocco’s first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    August 12, 2008 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    Richmond 4, Durham 2. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 runs in 6 innings…Fernando Perez hit his 4th home run. Montgomery (off-day) Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 0. Wilton Noel allowed only 1 hit in 6 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 3. Noel had a no-hitter through 6 […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm 3 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were perplexed by how little Joe Maddon knew about Rays minor leaguers. Joe Maddon Knows About As Much About Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we decided that Florida within the “United Countries of Baseball” needed to be remapped. Remapping Florida Within The United Countries of Baseball [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, having just completed an absolutely horrid first-half, we tried to defend Dioner Navarro, and presented evidence that it was far too soon to condemn The Fat Catcher. Dioner Navarro Is Just A Lil’ Guy [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were angered by John Romano and his inability to keep his personal beef with Delmon Young out of his column. Why The Devil Rays Columnists Suck: John Romano [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Marc Topkin

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Marc Topkin

    August 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm 7 comments

    C’mon, you guys knew this was coming eventually…There is a general sense amongst some of our readers that all we do is bash the Rays media coverage. The truth is we actually admire most of the working media and respect most of their work. We just get a sense that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    August 8, 2008 at 11:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine was the hard-luck loser, shutting out the M’s for 7 innings before allowing a run in the 8th. At one point he retired 17-straight batters, a team record…Rays batters that led-off an inning were on base 4 times in a row at one point. THE BAD: […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    August 8, 2008 at 10:34 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Richmond 2. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned). He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk…Justin Ruggiano drove in 5 with a double and a home run…Jon Weber was 3-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI…Jonny Gomes doubled and homered in […]