James Shields

  • The Hangover: That’s Why We Call Him ‘James The Greater’

    The Hangover: That’s Why We Call Him ‘James The Greater’

    May 31, 2007 at 10:53 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays 5, Tigers 3. James Shields proved last night that if he wants a W, he just going to have to go out and do it himself. Shields had not won since a May 3rd victory over the Twins. That’s a span of 4 starts including a start in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Unhittable When It Rains

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Unhittable When It Rains

    May 27, 2007 at 2:12 pm 3 comments

    Devil Rays @ White Sox, ppd.Edwin Jackson was pushed back a few days in the rotation and given an extra bullpen session. The extra session was designed to work on a slight mechanical flaw in Jackson’s motion. After the long layoff Jackson had his best performance of the season. Turns […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    May 24, 2007 at 10:10 am 0 comments

    Mariners 5, Devil Rays 1.The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are still tied for second in the AL with 54 home runs, yet they rank 12th in the AL with 196 runs scored. Only the Mariners and White Sox have scored fewer runs. Why the problem scoring runs? The Devil Rays […]

     
  • The Hangover: Troy Percival To The Devil Rays?

    The Hangover: Troy Percival To The Devil Rays?

    May 21, 2007 at 1:29 pm 4 comments

    Marlins 4, Devil Rays 3.Give us a moment. We need to dig into our bag of previous posts. Let’s see how hard it will be to find a previous post that describes yesterday’s game. James Shields pitches great…Bullpen blows lead..Rays lose…Rays lose series Let’s just move on and pretend it […]

     
  • Juuust A Bit Outside

    Juuust A Bit Outside

    May 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

    One number that is starting to gain steam in baseball circles is VORP (Value Over Replacement Player), a stat invented by Keith Woolner of Baseball Prospectus. Without boring you with all the brain-surgery math behind the number, we will just say that it measures the contribution of a player to […]

     
  • James "The Greater" Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    James "The Greater" Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    May 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    It is all about winning series. Tonight James Shields takes the mound in the rubber match against the Twins with a chance for the Rays 3rd series win in their last 4. And we are glad it is Shields toeing the rubber. We have said this before. James Shields is […]

     
  • James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace

    May 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    It is all about winning series. Tonight James Shields takes the mound in the rubber match against the Twins with a chance for the Rays 3rd series win in their last 4. And we are glad it is Shields toeing the rubber. We have said this before. James Shields is […]

     
  • 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: 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 […]