Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    August 14, 2007 at 8:38 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Charlotte 0. Mitch Talbot moved to 11-8 with 7 shutout innings. He is 5-1 in his last 6 starts and now tied with teammate Jeff Niemann for the IL lead in victories. Wes Bankston hit his 11th home run. Evan Longoria was given the night off. Columbus 5, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    August 13, 2007 at 11:13 am 0 comments

    Rangers 9, Devil Rays 1. Jason Hammel deserved a few starts worth of buffer from criticism as he adjusted back to being a starting pitcher. After making 13 starts in Durham, Hammel was called up to the Rays and inserted into the bullpen. At first it appeared as though he […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Durham Bulls Making A Playoff Push

    Down On The Farm: Durham Bulls Making A Playoff Push

    August 13, 2007 at 8:13 am 4 comments

    While we try to bring the goings on with the Rays’ minor league affiliates, there is only so much we can talk about when we rarely, if ever, see these prospects play. The other problem we face with the minor league affiliates is the duality of these teams. They exist […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson? Seriously?

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson? Seriously?

    August 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

    Devil Rays 3, Rangers 0.Don’t do this to us Edwin. Don’t you dare do this to us. There have been too many pitchers with “promising” careers that would go out and throw one great start and we would think “maybe, just maybe.” We don’t have the stomach for it anymore. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Shawn Bleepin’ Camp Is Closing Games In Durham

    Down On The Farm: Shawn Bleepin’ Camp Is Closing Games In Durham

    August 12, 2007 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

    Durham 3, Charlotte 2. JP Howell continues to perform well at the AAA level. Yesterday, he struck out 9 and walked none while allowing 2 runs in 7.1 innings. He gave up 9 hits and improved to 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA. In an interesting move, the organization has been […]

     
  • The Hangover: Casey Fossum Tries Not To Let Door Hit Him In The Ass On The Way Out

    The Hangover: Casey Fossum Tries Not To Let Door Hit Him In The Ass On The Way Out

    August 11, 2007 at 2:19 pm 3 comments

    Rangers 7, Devil Rays 4.Remember that 2-game winning streak and series-split in Detroit? Seems like a distant memory after last night’s loss and knowing that Edwin Jackson is on the mound tonight. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Andy Sonnanstine is learning that what worked in the minors is not necessarily going to […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Dirtbag May Bring Home Southern League’s Top Honor

    Down On The Farm: Dirtbag May Bring Home Southern League’s Top Honor

    August 11, 2007 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

    Toledo 4, Durham 0. Mike Prochaska walked 6 in 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). The Bulls collected only 4 hits, 2 by Justin Ruggiano who also stole his 22nd and 23rd bases of the season. Evan Longoria was 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Montgomery 7, Chattanooga 4. Gabriel […]

     
  • Remapping Florida Within The United Countries of Baseball

    Remapping Florida Within The United Countries of Baseball

    August 10, 2007 at 3:00 pm 21 comments

    Earlier this week, this map representing the “United Countries of Baseball” made the rounds on these here internets. The map comes to us from a Niketown location (where?) via Strange Maps. The map is quite intriguing in mapping out the dominant loyalties of baseball fans and how far they extend […]

     
  • Joe Maddon Knows As Much About The Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom

    Joe Maddon Knows As Much About The Rays Minor Leaguers As Your Mom

    August 10, 2007 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

    Joe Maddon commented on minor league relief pitcher Dale Thayer before yesterday’s game. Thayer was recently promoted from AA Montgomery to AAA Durham. Of course, to say he “commented on” is being generous. Rather, it was more like Papa Joe telling us that he knows nothing about Dale Thayer. All […]

     
  • The Hangover: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

    The Hangover: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

    August 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays 4, Tiggers 0. We have a favorite saying around these parts. Baseball is about three things…Pitching, pitching, pitching. We can’t emphasize it enough. It is amazing how good a team can look when they get good pitching. After losing their previous three games and last eight road games, […]