James Shields

  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    June 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] Why go against the odds? Before this series we predicted that Joe Maddon would not be ejected during this series despite having 3 of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Keeps Pitch Count In Check, Wins 6th

    June 7, 2008 at 11:19 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: 8, 13, 12, 13, 20, 14, 10. That is how many pitches Scott Kazmir threw in each of the first 7 innings for a total of 90. That allowed Kid K to come out for the 8th inning. Only one inning with 15 or more is a very […]

     
  • [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    [JAMES SHIELDS] James Shields’ Arm Only Knows One Motion

    June 6, 2008 at 2:03 pm 4 comments

    (click on image for a larger version) By now everybody has seen the image on the left (above). We knew there was something familiar about it, and now we know. James Shields threw a pitch at Coco Crisps leg and then when Crisp charged the mound, Shields threw another “pitch” […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pay Price For Playing Game The Right Way

    June 6, 2008 at 9:40 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Playing the game the right way. The Rays did everything right in the last two games. Coocoo Crisp did everything wrong. If Crisp walks to first base the situation is over. THE BAD: Giving Coocoo Crisp an opportunity to win the game by getting James Shields ejected in […]

     
  • [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    [THE BRAWL IN BEANTOWN] Coco Crisp Got What He Deserved

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm 7 comments

    First of all, this photo is AWE.some, even if James Shields didn’t actually connect…But will somebody please tell James the Greater, that the next time a batter chargers the mound…keep the cap and DROP the glove. Those left hooks are much more menacing without the leather…not too mention the risk […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Baltimore Orioles

    May 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

    ODDSMAKERS What are the chances Andrew Friedman completes a trade in the next week? Willy Aybar is currently on a rehab assignment in Vero Beach and he is getting playing time at 2B, suggesting the Rays are preparing Aybar to be a utility-player on the big club when he comes […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Finish Tough Road Trip 3-3

    May 22, 2008 at 10:41 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: If you would have offered us 3-3 on a tough two-city road trip, we would have signed for that. So, despite yesterday’s awful performance, the Rays are still playing well. Being 2 back in the division is more of an indication of how well the Sox are playing […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    May 19, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist getting the start. Everytime he did something good, we were rewarded with shots of his wife Julianna. That’s it. That was the only redeeming quality of yesterday’s game. THE BAD: Joe Maddon had some questionable (read: idiotic) pitching changes on Sunday. First he brings Dan Wheeler […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] The Duke Was Dealing; Rays Win First Game Of Interleague

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] The Duke Was Dealing; Rays Win First Game Of Interleague

    May 17, 2008 at 11:25 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine scattered 8 hits over 8 innings and only allowed 1 run on a solo home run in the 8th. Sonny only had 2, 1-2-3 innings (1st/7th), but managed to avoid any serious […]