Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    June 11, 2008 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields faced only one over the minimum in 6 of the 8 innings he pitched. That’s it. That’s the only good thing we could come up with…Oh, and Evan Longoria had 2 doubles, responsible for half of the Rays’ hits. THE BAD: Jered Weaver? Unfortunately for the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chris Mason Continues To Struggle In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Chris Mason Continues To Struggle In Durham

    June 11, 2008 at 10:55 am 0 comments

    Rochester 14, Durham 2. Chris Mason dropped to 2-7 on the year after allowing 7 runs (5 earned) in 5 innings. He gave up 9 hits and 2 walks…Fernando Perez and Joel Guzman were each 2-4..Reid Brignac did not play. Montgomery (off day) Ft. Myers 6, Vero Beach 2. After […]

     
  • [RAYS INDEX PANTS PARTY] Come Join Us At The First Ever Rays Pants Party

    [RAYS INDEX PANTS PARTY] Come Join Us At The First Ever Rays Pants Party

    June 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm 11 comments

    Due to a number of unfortunate factors, we have yet to attend a Tampa Bay Rays game this season at The Trop. This bothers us to no-end, especially everytime somebody bashes recent attendance figures. It has been difficult for us to remain quiet for the fear of sounding like a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ryan Reid Back To Dominating Ways

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ryan Reid Back To Dominating Ways

    June 10, 2008 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    Durham (off-day) Birmingham 4, Montgomery 3 (10). Jino Gonzalez made his first start in place of Richard de los Santos, who went on the DL. Gonzalez worked 5 innings and gave up 2 runs…Ryan Reid pitched 2 innings of relief and struck out 2. After walking 2 in his first […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Anaheim Angels Of Los Angeles Near Disneyland

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Anaheim Angels Of Los Angeles Near Disneyland

    June 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm 5 comments

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just missed out on the chance for their first road series sweep of the season, in large part because of the emotional implosion of Matt Garza…Can the Rays win with Matt Garza as their third starter? A team can dominate in the post-season with 2 great pitchers. […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    June 9, 2008 at 11:57 am 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza And Navarro Scuffle In Dugout After Exchange On Mound

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza And Navarro Scuffle In Dugout After Exchange On Mound

    June 9, 2008 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: After Friday and Saturday wins, the Rays were playing with house-money. Winning series is the key, especially on the road and that is what the Rays did. THE BAD: Matt Garza AND Dioner Navarro. Garza was removed from the game after the 4th inning when he and Navi […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Houser Earns First Win And Rollins Tosses 3-Hitter

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Houser Earns First Win And Rollins Tosses 3-Hitter

    June 9, 2008 at 9:10 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Charlotte 2. The Bulls scored once in the 8th to tie and once in the 9th for the win. Jon Weber’s sac fly in the 8th tied it and Nathan Haynes’ walk-off single in the 9th with 2 outs was the game-winner…Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in […]

     
  • [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. […]