Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    July 28, 2008 at 11:01 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Louisville 0. Ben Hendrickson pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4 and hit a batter…Scott Dohmann pitched the 9th for his 14th save…All of the offense came in the first inning on back-to-back home runs by Justin Ruggiano and Dan […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    July 27, 2008 at 11:06 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Carl Crawford and the Royals defense. With 2 outs and Aki Iwamura on first, BJ Upton hit a lazy bloop to shallow right field that fell in for a double. Aki should have scored, but was held up at third. CC then hit a flyball in foul territory […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Louisville 5, Durham 3. John Jaso was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. This was his 3rd 3-hit game since being promoted to triple-A a week ago. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1. Rocco Baldelli played 5 innings in the outfield. He committed an error on his only fielding chance. At […]

     
  • [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Today On "The Sports Cafe"

    [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Today On "The Sports Cafe"

    July 26, 2008 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

    A quick reminder that I will be joining Sean Duade on “The Sports Cafe” radio show today at 3:20pm on 1220 WSRQ. Tune in on your radio or listen live by going to their website. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    July 26, 2008 at 10:49 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Even more important than Carlos Pena’s 2-run home run in the top of the 9th with 2 outs that gave the Rays a 3-run cushion, was Akinori Iwamura handling the bad-hop ground ball in the 7th inning. With JP Howell relieving Grant Balfour with 1 on and 2 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers And Puts Speed On Display

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers And Puts Speed On Display

    July 26, 2008 at 9:18 am 1 comment

    Durham 10, Louisville 5. Wade Davis picked up his 2nd win in 2 triple-A starts. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6. All 3 runs were scored on 2 home runs in his final inning. Before allowing a leadoff home […]

     
  • [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Tomorrow On "The Sports Cafe"

    [RADIO APPEARANCE] Rays Index Radio Appearance Tomorrow On "The Sports Cafe"

    July 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

    I will be joining Sean Duade on “The Sports Cafe” radio show tomorrow at 3:20pm on 1220 WSRQ. Tune in on your radio or listen live by going to their website. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Todd Kalas

    [TAMPA BAY RAYS MEDIA] Media Approval Ratings: Todd Kalas

    July 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm 15 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] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]