Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    May 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm 3 comments

    [Update 2:14 PM] (See Comments) Either the Tampa Tribune or the Rays can’t decide what is wrong with Niemann. On April 28, Marc Lancaster reported that Niemann had “Minor soreness in his upper back”. In the link below, Lancaster says Niemann has “arm soreness”. [Update 12:56 PM] (See Comments: Thanks […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we noted that James Shields had surpassed Scott Kazmir as the Rays ace. James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    May 3, 2008 at 11:24 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s walk in the 2nd. Dirtbag is struggling and Joe Maddon always said he wanted to see how he would handle a slump. Even if the hits aren’t coming right now, you want to see that he still has a mastery of the strike zone and is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    May 3, 2008 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Scranton 6, Durham 1 (game 1). Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings…The Bulls had 2 hits, both singles. Both came in the 4th when Elliot Johnson scored on a Reid Brignac base hit. Scranton 4, Durham 3 (game 2). After tying the game in the top of […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we wondered aloud if the Durham Bulls mascot was using Viagra. Even Bulls Need Viagra Sometimes [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    May 2, 2008 at 10:15 am 18 comments

    THE GOOD: Another running grab by Carl Crawford in left. This is why he will win a gold glove despite having one of the worst outfield arms…Jonny Gomes home run was very Jose Canseco-esque. A LOT of Canseco’s home runs were all muscle. A lot of times he would get […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Taken Deep Twice By Matt LaPorta

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Taken Deep Twice By Matt LaPorta

    May 2, 2008 at 8:50 am 0 comments

    Durham @ Scranton, ppd. rain. Huntsville 4, Montgomery 2. Wade Davis struck out 8 and walked none in 6 innings, but did give up 4 runs. All 4 runs came off the bat of Brewers top prospect Matt LaPorta who hit 2 home runs off of Davis. Both home runs […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 5

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Rays Index Confidence Graph: Week 5

    May 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm 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] Rays Earn Chance To Win Another Series

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Earn Chance To Win Another Series

    May 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm 4 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Last day with a reduced schedule…Things should return back to normal tomorrow. Sue us. Tampa Bay Sports Blog takes a closer look at the Rays defense and sees lots of improvement even if the team does miss Delmon Young in right field…Gotta admit, Young’s arm is the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chuck Tiffany Back On Mound After Nearly 2-Year Absence

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chuck Tiffany Back On Mound After Nearly 2-Year Absence

    May 1, 2008 at 8:33 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Richmond 0. Mitch Talbot pitched what may have been his best performance since the 2006 Southern League playoffs by tossing 8 shutout innings last night. He struck out 6 and walks 1 and gave up 5 hits. ..Dale Thayer pitched a perfect 9th for his 5th save…Fernando Perez […]