Jeff Niemann

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Townsend Back To Rotations

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Townsend Back To Rotations

    May 7, 2008 at 7:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Pawtucket 0. Ben Hendrickson started but was pulled after the 1st inning with shoulder tightness. Nick DeBarr relieved and pitched 4 perfect innings with 5 strikeouts. Bulls pitchers did not allow a base runner until the 7th inning…Grant Balfour picked up his 4th save with 2 strikeouts in […]

     
  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    May 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm 3 comments

    [Update 2:14 PM] (See Comments) Either the Tampa Tribune or the Rays can’t decide what is wrong with Niemann. On April 28, Marc Lancaster reported that Niemann had “Minor soreness in his upper back”. In the link below, Lancaster says Niemann has “arm soreness”. [Update 12:56 PM] (See Comments: Thanks […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Big Night For Jeremy Hellickson As He Fans 13, Walks None

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Big Night For Jeremy Hellickson As He Fans 13, Walks None

    April 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

    Columbus 5, Durham 4. JK Ryu gave up 3 runs in 4.2 innings…Reid Brignac was 0-3 and is hitting .205…Joel Guzman hit his 3rd home run. He also committed his 5th error…Fernando Perez was 1-5 with 3 strike outs. Tennessee 3, Montgomery 2. Wade Davis allowed 2 runs (1 earned) […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Is McGlovin

    [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Is McGlovin

    April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Jonny Gomes and Justin Ruggiano started against the lefty and went a combined 3-6 with a walk and an RBI…Last night during the Live Blog-A-Baloo we introduced a new nickname. McGlovin. For Gary Glover. He really is faking the whole major league pitcher thing (For those unfamiliar with […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. After barely surviving a first inning in which he loaded the bases with only one out, he got out of it without allowing a run. He followed that up by facing only 2 over the minimum until he gave up a lead off home run in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    April 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena had 2 home runs and 6 RBI. The second home run came with 1 out in 7th and the bases empty of a 5-2 game, the O’s brought in a lefty to face the Rays top of the order which is 3 straight lefties. 3 batters […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    April 10, 2008 at 8:27 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar collected 3 of the Rays 8 hits while Jason Bartlett was 2-2…With 1 run in already in the 6th, the O’s had 1st and 3rd with no outs. Andy Sonnanstine got out of the jam with a pop up to Aki Iwamura and then an inning-ending […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza The Latest Member Of Rays To Land On DL

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza The Latest Member Of Rays To Land On DL

    April 9, 2008 at 8:31 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena hit his 3rd HR of the young season, this one off of a tough lefty in Erik Bedard. One thing El Gato did well in ’07 was hitting lefties. 11 of his 46 HR came off of lefties last year or about 1 every 11 at […]