Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: Jae Seo Remembers His Job Is To Get Batters Out

    Down On The Farm: Jae Seo Remembers His Job Is To Get Batters Out

    June 13, 2007 at 7:50 am 0 comments

    Scranton 2, Durham 1. Wouldn’t you know it. Jae Seo sucks (you know what) with the Rays, gets designated for assignment, accepts it, makes his first start for Durham and looks like Sandy friggin’ Koufax*. Granted it was only 4 innings, but he only gave up 1 run on 1 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jason Hammel To The Bullpen…For Now

    The Hangover: Jason Hammel To The Bullpen…For Now

    June 12, 2007 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays (off day)The Devil Rays made an interesting and unexpected move yesterday. With two openings in the bullpen, the Rays recalled Jason Hammel from Durham. Having already dipped into the Durham relief corps and drawing two blanks, Andrew Friedman decided on an alternative solution to the Rays abysmal bullpen. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Is Desmond Jennings The Next Troubled Rays Prospect?

    Down On The Farm: Is Desmond Jennings The Next Troubled Rays Prospect?

    June 12, 2007 at 9:17 am 2 comments

    Scranton, 6 Durham 4. Mitch Talbot gave up 3 runs (1 earned) in 5.2 innings. He only struck out 2 and allowed 8 hits and 3 walks. Seth McClung was up to his old tricks. He walked 4 and gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings. Jonny Gomes had a […]

     
  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnanstine Earns First Win And A Nickname

    June 11, 2007 at 10:08 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Marlins 4. It is all about winning series. Find a way to win 2 of 3 every time out. The win yesterday gave the Rays their second straight series win and both were highly improbable. After losing the opening game of each series with bullpen melt-downs of […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: David Price May Start/Finish Season At Hudson Valley

    Down On The Farm: David Price May Start/Finish Season At Hudson Valley

    June 11, 2007 at 9:29 am 0 comments

    Scranton 2, Durham 1. Jae Kuk Ryu made his second start of the season and was able to stretch out his arm a bit. He lasted 5 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 6. Ruddy Lugo gave up 2 hits and a […]

     
  • David Price Was The Choice All Along

    David Price Was The Choice All Along

    June 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

    I’m sure many of you noticed that in the day or two before the draft we started getting more and more enamored with Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters. Let’s just call that pre-wedding jitters. When it comes down to it, the Rays made the right decision and it sounds as […]

     
  • The Hangover: Kyle Farnsworth To Close In 2008?

    The Hangover: Kyle Farnsworth To Close In 2008?

    June 8, 2007 at 2:14 pm 8 comments

    Devil Rays 5, Toronto 3.We’re done trying to figure out this team. They do this all the time. Tuesday’s loss was the sort that can kill a team. It was the sort of game that can lead to a 6-game losing streak and a 7-28 stretch, and all of the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: All Justin Ruggiano Does Is Hit The Ball Hard

    Down On The Farm: All Justin Ruggiano Does Is Hit The Ball Hard

    June 8, 2007 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Ottawa 5. The Rays outfield is like musical chairs. Too many bodies and not enough chairs. Well, it might be time to add another name to the mix. Justin Ruggiano. Not the same pedigree of the others, but all this kid does is hit the ball and he […]

     
  • Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    Devil Rays Select David Price And Years Of Cheesy Headlines

    June 7, 2007 at 11:53 am 3 comments

    Marc Tompkin, of the St. Pete Times is reporting that the Rays have decided to select Vanderbilt pitcher David Price with the first pick of the draft. Funny. I wonder how it came to be that the St. Pete Times was the first to report this story? Great journalism? Good […]

     
  • The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    The Hangover: Papa Joe And His Rose-Tinted Glasses

    June 7, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Blue Jays 2. We promise not to rant about Scott Kazmir and how he throws too many pitches. We are tired of mentioning it and you are tired of reading about it. So we promise today we won’t mention that Kaz threw 31 pitches in the first […]