BJ Upton

  • The Hangover:Another 9th Inning Home Run Given Up By Brian Stokes

    The Hangover:Another 9th Inning Home Run Given Up By Brian Stokes

    May 5, 2007 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    A’s 5, Devil Rays 2.On April 22, the Rays took a 4-2 lead into the 9th inning against the Indians. On that night, Joe Maddon was forced to use Brian Stokes in the 9th inning, with Al Reyes unavailable after having worked the previous two nights. Stokes gave up 3 […]

     
  • The Hangover: One Game Closer To Charlie Hough

    The Hangover: One Game Closer To Charlie Hough

    May 4, 2007 at 10:12 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Twinkies 4. Let us paint you a picture. Rays up 5-1 in the 5th and the Twins have the bases loaded. No outs and due up are two of the best hitters in baseball including the AL batting leader. What is the BEST case scenario? 2 runs […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Comedy Of Errors

    The Hangover: A Comedy Of Errors

    May 2, 2007 at 10:00 am 1 comment

    Twins 9, Devil Rays 1.Sometimes it is so bad you can’t help but laugh at your own team’s ineptitude. None of the Twins first 5 runs scored on a hit (2 on errors, 2 on ground outs and 1 on a sac fly). You know it is bad when you […]

     
  • The Hangover: All Hail The King, Al Reyes

    The Hangover: All Hail The King, Al Reyes

    May 1, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Al Reyes is 5 years older and has 4 years more experience than any other member of the 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After a second Tommy John surgery and missing most of 2006, nobody knew what to expect from King Reyes in 2007. So far his performance has been […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    The Hangover: The Jeckyl And Hyde Of Baseball

    April 30, 2007 at 9:56 am 0 comments

    You may have noticed a slight change in format. We run three daily features around these parts. Of course, by daily, we mean if we don’t drink too much the night before and are able to get our buts out of bed in a reasonable manner. Well, we are going […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays Land In Anaheim And Fall Back to Earth

    The Hangover: Rays Land In Anaheim And Fall Back to Earth

    April 26, 2007 at 11:33 am 0 comments

    Angels 9, Devil Rays 1. Don’t blame us. We said we wouldn’t be surprised if the Rays lost 10-1….We are never apologists for starting pitchers. We hate it when somebody says a pitcher threw a great game but just “made a couple of mistakes.” It is the biggest gop-out in […]

     
  • The Return Of Jorge Cantu: Iwamura to DL

    The Return Of Jorge Cantu: Iwamura to DL

    April 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Jorge Cantu is back. Akinori Iwamura was placed on the DL today with a strained oblique muscle and Cantu was recalled from Durham to take his place. Honestly we are a bit surprised that Cantu was the choice, although there really isn’t a lot of offensive talent at Durham right […]

     
  • The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    April 24, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 10, Yankees 8.We love winnin’…it’s like better than losin’. The 2007 incarnation of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are going to be the death of us. The Rays beat the Yankees and in the process were involved in their 612th straight game decided by 2 runs or less. […]

     
  • The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    April 23, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Indians 6, Devil Rays 4.It is hard to get too upset when the worst is expected and the worst happens. The “highly potent” Rays offense was only able to manage 5 hits and once again the bullpen blew a lead. With Al Reyes unavailable after pitching in the first two […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    April 21, 2007 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Indians 4, Devil Rays 3.The headline reads “Jackson strong in loss”. What? When a starting pitcher walks 5 batters, that is not a strong performance. Yes, we know that 2 of those walks were intentional, but 3 walks in 6 innings is still not “strong”. When a pitcher has to […]