Ben Zobrist

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    May 13, 2008 at 11:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: We know the numbers and we know there are other players that need playing time, but we hope that it kills Papa Joe Maddon to keep Jonny Gomes on the bench when he does. The first run of the game was all-Gomes. Started with a single, after which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Now Sit Atop Wild Card Race

    [THE HANGOVER] Tampa Bay Rays Now Sit Atop Wild Card Race

    May 12, 2008 at 9:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria made yet another great defensive play in the first inning. These plays seem to happen on a daily basis now and Dirtbag probably should be the favorite to win Rookie of the Year based on his defense alone…After the 5th inning, the Rays trailed 5-4. It […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Baseball Gods Had Already Spoken…And They Said ‘Lose’

    [THE HANGOVER] The Baseball Gods Had Already Spoken…And They Said ‘Lose’

    May 8, 2008 at 9:23 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost…The Yankees lost…The Orioles lost…So the only team that the Rays lost ground to last yesterday was the Jays. Oh and the O’s are now in their rightful place, last place… THE BAD: Shaun Marcum faced the minimum through the first 6.2 innings. The only […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] We Are Confused By All This Winning

    May 7, 2008 at 10:00 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Good game for Akinori Iwamura offensively. In the 3rd, Aki had an RBI single, but more impotantly, with 2 outs, he advanced to second base on Carl Crawford’s sac fly. That allowed Aki to score on BJ Upton’s single…Jason Bartlett made two amazing plays in the field. The […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Continue Quest For .500

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Continue Quest For .500

    April 8, 2008 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Jonny Gomes didn’t get his first start until Saturday and now has started two of the past three and has home runs in both contests…Jason Hammel did give up 4 runs on 8 hits, but his only walk was the intentional variety. He also managed to work 6 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Opening Day Lives Up To Hype

    April 1, 2008 at 9:16 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 6, Baltimore 2. The Good: Winning is about pitching and James Shields did his job. He needed only 86 pitches (53 strikes) to get through 7 innings. That despite walking 3 batters, something he only did 4 times in 2007…The new and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Is Mr. March

    March 25, 2008 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (6 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 13, Pirates 4. The Good: Holy Schnikey! Edwin Jackson made 31 starts in 2007. Want to take a guess how many times he worked at least 7 innings? Take your time…Hint: You will only need one hand…That is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Good And Bad In Latest Outing

    March 19, 2008 at 8:15 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (12 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2. The Good: Matt Garza in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th innings. After a shaky first, he retired 9 of 10 and then the last 4 he faced. Evan Longoria hit his 3rd home run of […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    March 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until Opening Day) Not the best day in the world to be a Rays fan. We just reported about the cheapshots thrown by the Yankees in the today’s spring games (we apologize, for the excessive profanity). This came after this morning’s press conference to announce […]