Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • 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 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    Down On The Farm: A Dirtbag Among Boys

    June 7, 2007 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Ottawa 0 (gm 1). Joel Guzman hit a 2-run home run to break a scoreless tie in the 7th inning. It was his 8th of the season. Mitch Talbot pitched a 7 inning shutout, striking out 3 to even his record at 5-5.Durham 4, Ottawa 3 (gm 2, […]

     
  • Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    Draft Pre-Gaming: Beauty Or The Beast?

    June 6, 2007 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

    We are now less than 24 hours away from what will be the biggest day of the 2007 baseball season for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. From most accounts the Rays are faced with the exact same scenario that the Minnesota Twins had to endure in 2001 when they had […]