Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: Three Rays Minor League Affiliates Now In First Place…Tampa Bay Devil Rays Are Not

    Down On The Farm: Three Rays Minor League Affiliates Now In First Place…Tampa Bay Devil Rays Are Not

    August 22, 2007 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Richmond 5. The Bulls took the first game of a 4-game set against Richmond. The leapfrogs Durham past Richmond into first place in the South division by half a game. Jeff NIemann returned from the DL and gave up 3 runs in 4 innings on a very tight […]

     
  • The Hangover: Quick And Painless

    The Hangover: Quick And Painless

    August 21, 2007 at 10:44 am 4 comments

    Tim Wakefield 6, Devil Rays 0. We got nothin’ today…Enjoy the links while Delmon Young flails and misses yet another Wakefield knuckler by 18 inches. And wake us when Kazmir finally stops throwing pitches in the first inning. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… In addition to being called up to the majors […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Two More Farmhands Take Home Awards

    Down On The Farm: Two More Farmhands Take Home Awards

    August 21, 2007 at 8:43 am 0 comments

    Montgomery 4, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis allowed only one base runner (a walk) and faced the minimum over the first 6 innings, taking a no-hitter into the 7th, before giving up a lead-off single. He struck out 5 and walked 1 in 6.2 innings to pick up his 5th win. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joel Guzman Does Not Homer Or Strikeout. We Are Confused

    The Hangover: Joel Guzman Does Not Homer Or Strikeout. We Are Confused

    August 20, 2007 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays 4, Indians 3 (12 innings). PLAYING A LIL’ PEPPER WITH THE RAYS (random thoughts on yesterday’s game)…Joel Guzman hits singles? When did that start happening? How many people watched the game-winning hit and thought there was no way Jonny Gomes was going to score. We still aren’t sure […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Justin Ruggiano Helps Bulls Keep Pace With Walk-Off Home Run

    Down On The Farm: Justin Ruggiano Helps Bulls Keep Pace With Walk-Off Home Run

    August 20, 2007 at 8:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Louisville 5. After Chad Orvella allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th inning, Justin Ruggiano answered in the bottom half of the frame with a 2-run walk-off home run. JK Ryu gave up 4 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 7. Evan Longoria went […]

     
  • The Hangover: Upton Stolen Bases Down In 2007

    The Hangover: Upton Stolen Bases Down In 2007

    August 19, 2007 at 11:26 am 0 comments

    Indians 8, Devil Rays 1.BJ Upton is hitting .313 with a .397 OBP. By our count he has been on base 160 times, between Tampa Bay and his rehab stint earlier this season. Yet despite the number of the high number of times on base, he has only stolen 13 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Continues His Torrid Pace

    Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Continues His Torrid Pace

    August 19, 2007 at 11:26 am 2 comments

    Louisville 8, Durham 7. Mitch Talbot was touched for 6 runs in 6.2 innings. He allowed 9 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. Shawn Camp entered the game with a 7-6 lead, getting the final out of the 7th inning, but blew the lead in the 8th giving […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Set To Resume Playing

    The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Set To Resume Playing

    August 18, 2007 at 11:37 am 1 comment

    Indians 2, Devil Rays 1. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Stuart Sternberg spoke to reporters before the game last night, and he came down hard on the entire organization. He vowed to spend more money and improve the club. [USA Today] “I know we’re going to be spending more money,” Sternberg said. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Suspended 50 Games

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Suspended 50 Games

    August 18, 2007 at 10:56 am 0 comments

    Turns out it was disciplinary and not a trade, with the discipline coming from Major League baseball and not the team. James Houser was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Pitching prospect Houser suspended [tampabay.com]Durham 3, Indianapolis 0. Jae Seo pitched 7.2 shutout innings. He […]

     
  • Devil Rays May Be Set To Announce A Trade

    Devil Rays May Be Set To Announce A Trade

    August 17, 2007 at 9:32 pm 1 comment

    The Devil Rays’ 2003 second round pick, James Houser, was scratched from his scheduled start for the Montgomery Biscuits on Friday night. This comes one night after he was involved in a lengthy closed-door meeting with Biscuit’s manager Billy Gardner, pitching coach Neil Allen and field coordinator Jim Hoff. The […]