Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: Rhyne Hughes Continues Breakout Season

    Down On The Farm: Rhyne Hughes Continues Breakout Season

    July 23, 2007 at 10:25 am 2 comments

    Durham 13, Indianapolis 1. Jae Seo struck out 7 and walked none in 8 shutout innings. Newly acquired Jon Weber hit his first home run with the Bulls and drove in 5.Vero Beach 3, St. Lucie 2 (gm 1). Rhyne Hughes was 2-3 with 2 doubles, including a 2-run double […]

     
  • The Hangover: Sending Shockwaves Through The Evil Empire

    The Hangover: Sending Shockwaves Through The Evil Empire

    July 21, 2007 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays 14, Yankees 4.Having spent as much time in New York as we have, we can attest that there is nothing more entertaining than an angry Yankees fan. Prior to the All-Star break they would not speak aloud about catching the Red Sox, but deep down they just expect […]

     
  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnantine Solidifies His Spot In The Rotation

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnantine Solidifies His Spot In The Rotation

    July 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

    Angels 3, Devil Rays 0.Despite being “small” for a right-hander and despite not being blessed with a plus-fastball, Andy Sonnanstine breezed through the minors with amazing numbers. His status grew to almost legendary proportions among Devil Rays fans who had never even seen him pitch. For a team that always […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Chris Mason And Jeremy Hellickson Continue To Pick Up Wins

    Down On The Farm: Chris Mason And Jeremy Hellickson Continue To Pick Up Wins

    July 20, 2007 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    Montgomery 3, Carolina 2. Chris Mason struck out 8 in 6 innings to pick up his 12th win on the year. He allowed 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs. Dale Thayer picked up his 18th save with 2 scoreless innings. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and stole 2 bases. He […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Maturation Of BJ Upton

    The Hangover: The Maturation Of BJ Upton

    July 19, 2007 at 11:27 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 7, Angels 2. BJ Upton got off to a great start this season, hitting .365 the first month. In April and early May he was knocking the ball all over the place…but there was a catch. He was striking out at an enormous rate. While nobody expected Upton […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Mitch Talbot Tosses Gem For 7th Win

    Down On The Farm: Mitch Talbot Tosses Gem For 7th Win

    July 19, 2007 at 9:27 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot evened his record at 7-7 with his best performance of the season. Talbot threw 8 shutout innings allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 6 and walking none. A 2-out single in the 2nd and a lead-off single in the 5th were the only […]

     
  • The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    July 18, 2007 at 11:21 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 8, Angels 3.The Rays may have produced their best all-around performance of the year. In doing so, they stretched their winning streak to 1 in a row, matching their fourth longest streak of the season. The Devil Rays now have two shots to pick up a second win […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Up And Down Season Continues For Wade Townsend

    Down On The Farm: Up And Down Season Continues For Wade Townsend

    July 18, 2007 at 9:39 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Louisville 2. Jae Seo moved to 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA since his demotion after allowing 1 run in 7 innings. Justin Ruggiano hit his 12th home run and drove in 5. Jason Pridie was 2-5 with 3 runs scored and is now hitting .316 since his promotion […]

     
  • The All-Time Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 10 Years Of Sucktitude

    The All-Time Tampa Bay Devil Rays: 10 Years Of Sucktitude

    July 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm 5 comments

    We had this idea a little while ago that in honor of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10th Season, we would feature the best players at each position from throughout the long, storied short, awkward existence of the franchise. Hindsight is 20/20 and in the end we had a hard […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Will Kline Makes Debut

    Down On The Farm: Will Kline Makes Debut

    July 17, 2007 at 1:02 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Louisville 2. JP Howell made his second spot-start for the Bulls, striking out 10 in 7 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks. Chad Orvella pitched the 8th and 9th for his 13th save. Jason Pridie was 3-5 with 2 RBI. He is […]