Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Cleveland Indians

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Cleveland Indians

    August 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm 13 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…On Sunday, Troy Percival blew a save for the third time this season…Can Percival be trusted right now with a 1-run lead? The Rays are 3-0 in games in which Percival has blown a save. Still, it was the 3rd time since coming off the DL, […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    August 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm 1 comment

    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] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    August 4, 2008 at 11:21 am 2 comments

    Charlotte 12, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 2 home runs and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 2…John Jaso was 2-4 with a grand slam, his first triple-A home run. He drove in 6 for the game and is 17-46 (.370) in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Thinks He Has A Part-Time Job

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Thinks He Has A Part-Time Job

    August 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The offense. It was only 5 runs, but we are starting to see signs of the bats coming out of their funk. Carlos Pena homered. Again. His 5th in 14 games since the all-star break. Carl Crawford tripled. Again. His 5th in 6 games. Evan Longoria homered. Again. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    August 2, 2008 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Buffalo 7. Ben Hendrickson allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 3.2 innings…Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson and Chris Richard all homered for the Bulls and John Jaso went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Montgomery 6, West Tenn 5. Ryan Reid blew a save when he hit a batter and walked […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we were perplexed by the apparent ADD of the Rays’ media coverage and were trying to figure out why Gary Shelton felt it was better to not try and improve a 100-loss ballclub. Writers That Cover The Devil Rays Have ADD [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    August 1, 2008 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we told you that the Rays had sent a very clear message to Elijah Dukes that his days with the Rays were over, even though they would not trade him for several more months. Rays Send Message To Elijah Dukes: You Are Not Welcome […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    August 1, 2008 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we told you that Elijah Dukes was contemplating an end to his baseball career after his latest suspension. More Bad News: Elijah Dukes Suspended Indefinitely [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Detroit Tigers

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Detroit Tigers

    August 1, 2008 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…After only managing a split of the 4-game set in Kansas City, the Rays managed to take 2 of 3 from a Blue Jays squad that thinks it is still in the playoff hunt…Was this a good road trip or still a bit disappointing? You have […]