Ben Zobrist

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]

     
  • [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    [TRADE DEADLINE] What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    July 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm 9 comments

    Yesterday we presented our updated Trade Value Index (TVI). With a little over a week until next Thursday’s trade deadline, rather than take a look at the players the Rays may target we will take a look at the players most likely to be sent packing should Andrew Friedman and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo’s Shot That May Have Saved Rays Season

    July 19, 2008 at 11:50 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist. In the second inning, BenZo made a Jason Bartlett-esque play in the hole, turning and making a one-hop throw to first for the out. Later, with the Rays trailing 1-0 in the 7th and one of the game’s best pitchers on the mound, Eric Hinske drew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is 69

    July 8, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena’s solo home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game. Could this be the moment that gets El Gato back on track? Prior to that at bat, Pena had left 2 runners on in the 1st inning, 3 in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    June 27, 2008 at 10:17 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza. Nothing we can write will give justice to just how dominating Garza was yesterday. 108 pitches, 76 for strikes. 1 hit, 1 walk. Faced only 1 over the minimum. 7 1-2-3 innings. Garza was strike-one to 19 of 28 batters (68%). On his bad days, that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    June 26, 2008 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The extra-base hits are coming more frequently for Carl Crawford. Last night CC drove in 5 with a pair of home runs. He has 5 extra-base hits in his last 7 games after only having 1 in the 10 previous games. He also has 6 multi-hit games in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    June 24, 2008 at 10:08 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost to the D-Backs so the Rays pulled within 1 game of the AL East and are actually a game up on the Sawx in the ever-so-important loss column. THE BAD: Sutter Home wines (well, there goes a potential sponsor). THE TELLING: We should be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    June 23, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s home run in the 2nd, his 12th. We don’t want to stretch this comparison too much, but Dirtbag’s stance and swing have always reminded us of Alex Rodriguez and both hitters are very similar in that they both generate an immense amount of power despite having […]