Articles by: Cork Gaines
 

  • Tailgating Game 77: Rays (30-46) Vs Astros (33-43)

    Tailgating Game 77: Rays (30-46) Vs Astros (33-43)

    June 22, 2014 at 11:30 am 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… The Rays wore their throwbacks yesterday. In case anybody had forgotten the inspiration for those uniforms, check here…Kevin Kiermaier made another sweet catch. I tracked how far he ran on the play and I estimate it was three miles in one second…Jake Odorizzi had some issues […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 76: Rays (29-46) Vs Astros (33-42)

    Tailgating Game 76: Rays (29-46) Vs Astros (33-42)

    June 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm 4 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… Today is Turn Back the Clock “Night” with the Rays’ ever-popular retro uniforms…Last night, David Price recorded his 1,000th career strikeout which led to a big smile from King David…Chris Archer was mic’d up last night which led to some funny scenes in the dugout where […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 75: Rays (29-45) Vs Astros (32-42)

    Tailgating Game 75: Rays (29-45) Vs Astros (32-42)

    June 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm 0 comments

    Playing A Little Pepper… After starting 16 of 23 games (many of those with Ryan Hanigan on the DL), Jose Molina will make just his 3rd start in the last 9 games tonight…The Rays have signed all 11 of their draft picks taken in the first 10 rounds and 32 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier’s Power And Grant Balfour’s Swagger

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Kevin Kiermaier’s Power And Grant Balfour’s Swagger

    June 20, 2014 at 8:25 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Astros 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Chris Archer. 6.2 shutout innings. 8 strikeouts. 2 walks…Kevin Kiermaier. Here are K2′s home runs by years at all […]

     
  • Matt Joyce Hit A Batting Practice Pitch Directly Into The Pitching Machine

    Matt Joyce Hit A Batting Practice Pitch Directly Into The Pitching Machine

    June 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm 2 comments

    I have spent a lot of time around baseball field and pitching machines and I have never seen a batter hit a BP pitch back into a pitching maching which was then immediately delivered back to the batter. Did you follow that? Here is the play with Matt Joyce. Note […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 74: Rays (28-45) Vs Astros (32-41)

    Tailgating Game 74: Rays (28-45) Vs Astros (32-41)

    June 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… David DeJesus is the latest player to go on the DL after breaking a boe in his hand on a check-swing. Brandon Guyer, who has been red-hot on his rehab assignment with Durham (8-20, 4 extra-base hits), has been called up and is in the lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Support, Mistakes, And Trade Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Alex Cobb’s Support, Mistakes, And Trade Season

    June 19, 2014 at 8:36 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 2, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Alex Cobb. The Rays are averaging just 1.82 runs scored when Cobb starts. If Cobb had enough innings to […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 73: Rays (28-44) Vs Orioles (36-34)

    Tailgating Game 73: Rays (28-44) Vs Orioles (36-34)

    June 18, 2014 at 11:17 am 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Desmond Jennings is not in the lineup today and David DeJesus is playing in the outfield for the second straight game despite his collision with the outfield wall. Joe Maddon told the media he just wanted to give Jennings a day off…The home run by Chris […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Better Offense, Evan Longoria’s Blonde Hair, And The Infield Dirt

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing A Better Offense, Evan Longoria’s Blonde Hair, And The Infield Dirt

    June 18, 2014 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 7, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Offense. Suddenly, the Rays are scoring runs and the pitching is struggling a bit. This is much better […]

     
  • Tailgating Game 72: Rays (28-43) Vs Orioles (35-34)

    Tailgating Game 72: Rays (28-43) Vs Orioles (35-34)

    June 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

    Playing A Little Pepper… Evan Longoria gets a night off from the field as he will DH and Sean Rodriguez will play third base…The Rays announced today that they have signed draft picks Brent Honeywell (#72 overall) and Blake Bivens (4th round). They have now sign 10 of their top 11 draft picks […]