Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Second Straight Strong Outing From Mitch Talbot

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Second Straight Strong Outing From Mitch Talbot

    May 6, 2008 at 7:28 am 0 comments

    Durham 1, Pawtucket 0. Who woke up Mitch Talbot? Talkbot had his second straight start without allowing a run. He went 7, giving up 4 hits, striking out 8 and walking none…Grant Balfour struck out 5 of the final 6 batters of the game, for his 3rd save…The Bulls got […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 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] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    May 5, 2008 at 9:28 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena hitting his first home run in almost a month (Apr 12). THE BAD: With 2 on in the first, Evan Longoria hit a ball in left-center that would have been a sure double, IF Manny Being Manny was in left field. Instead he was DHing with […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Evan Meek Could Be On His Way Back To Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Evan Meek Could Be On His Way Back To Rays

    May 5, 2008 at 7:00 am 0 comments

    Scranton 9, Durham 5. Chris Mason has yet to adjust to life in AAA, dropping to 1-4 with his latest outing. In 6.1 innings, he struck out 7 but gave up 6 runs (5 earned)…Reid Brignac was 2-4 and hit his 3rd home run, a 2-run shot…Joel Guzman is sudenly […]

     
  • [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 […]