Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Still Not Dominating At AAA

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Still Not Dominating At AAA

    May 26, 2007 at 10:06 am 0 comments

    Rochester 3, Durham 0. Jeff NIemann had a typical Niemann outing last night. At least it was typical of this season. He struck out 7 in 6 innings but gave up 6 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs. Not bad, but not good either. His ERA is now 4.02 and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Finally! Jae Seo Gets Some Run Support

    The Hangover: Finally! Jae Seo Gets Some Run Support

    May 25, 2007 at 10:50 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 13, Mariners 12.What is the over/under these days for runs needed by the Rays offense when Jae Seo is on the mound? 13 sounds about right. It is sad when your team has a 12-4 lead after 5 innings and you are still scared. Sure enough, Seo had […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: A Grand Debut For Matt Spring

    Down On The Farm: A Grand Debut For Matt Spring

    May 25, 2007 at 9:18 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Rochester 6 (14 inn). Second straight strong start for JP Howell as he tries to get back on the radar with the Rays front office. Howell threw 5 shutout innings of 1-hit, 1 walk ball. He struck out 3. He retired 11 of the last 12 batters he […]

     
  • An Open Letter To Elijah Dukes

    An Open Letter To Elijah Dukes

    May 24, 2007 at 10:30 am 10 comments

    Dear Mr. Dukes, You don’t know me and I don’t know you. I don’t know what kind of person you are. I don’t know if you are funny or sweet, smart or dumb, a “nice guy” or just a plain asshole. I have no idea what kind of person you […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    May 24, 2007 at 10:10 am 0 comments

    Mariners 5, Devil Rays 1.The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are still tied for second in the AL with 54 home runs, yet they rank 12th in the AL with 196 runs scored. Only the Mariners and White Sox have scored fewer runs. Why the problem scoring runs? The Devil Rays […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Drives In Seven

    Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Drives In Seven

    May 24, 2007 at 8:13 am 0 comments

    Mississippi 4, Montgomery 3. Chris Seddon had his second straight shaky outing. He gave up 5 hits and 4 walks that led to 4 runs. He fell to 3-3 with a 4.65 ERA on the season. Evan Longoria was 1-4 with a 2-run double. Jason Pridie was 3-4 and is […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Again Pitches Rays Out Of Game

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Again Pitches Rays Out Of Game

    May 23, 2007 at 11:45 am 0 comments

    Mariners 5, Devil Rays 2.You can often tell in the first inning if Scott Kazmir is going to have a good night or not. Last night, Kid K did not allow a run until the 5th inning but we knew the Rays were going to have a difficult time winning […]

     
  • We Like To Think Of Him As A Mischievous Badger

    We Like To Think Of Him As A Mischievous Badger

    May 23, 2007 at 9:48 am 7 comments

    Elijah Dukes currently leads all major league rookies with eight home runs and is considered one of the best athletes in baseball. Dukes, who had numerous run-ins with the law throughout his minor league career, including a January arrest for marijuana possession, and has been suspended by the Devil Rays […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Finally Allows A Run

    Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Finally Allows A Run

    May 23, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Syracuse 2. After 5 consecutive losses, Jason Hammel got back on the winning track with 7 innings of 1-run ball. Hammel has been plagued by a lack of run support recently, but took matters into his own hands last night. His ERA on the season is now 3.30 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    May 22, 2007 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    Something smells…Let’s see if we can figure out what it is… Yesterday, somebody in the comments section asked about the number of runners inherited that Shawn Camp had allowed to score this year. Of course, we really don’t need a statistics to tell us that the answer is somewhere between […]