Jeff Niemann

  • Down On The Farm: Columbus Catfish Take SALY Title

    Down On The Farm: Columbus Catfish Take SALY Title

    September 14, 2007 at 11:27 am 0 comments

    Durham 3, Richmond 2 (Durham leads series 2-1). After six innings, the Bulls were hitless against Francisley Bueno, with only one batter reaching base, on a Justin Ruggiano 4th inning walk. Luckily for Durham, Bueno had reached his pitch limit. The Braves switched pitchers for the 7th inning. 3 hits […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Impresses With Andrew Friedman Looking On

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Impresses With Andrew Friedman Looking On

    September 13, 2007 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 1 (Series tied 1-1). Jeff Niemann tossed a career-high 8 innings, striking out 9 and walking none in what may have been his best performance since he was drafted in 2004. He allowed 6 hits and 1 run. Niemann got stronger as the game progressed. Five of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Sweet Fancy Moses! What Has Gotten Into The Devil Rays?

    The Hangover: Sweet Fancy Moses! What Has Gotten Into The Devil Rays?

    September 10, 2007 at 10:25 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays 3, Blue Jays 2.Earlier this year we witnessed stretches of good offense and even a stretch or two of decent pitching (we are yet to see decent fielding). We wondered aloud on many occasions how good this team could be if both the hitting and pitching clicked at […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Montgomery Makes It Three Affiliates In Championship Series

    Down On The Farm: Montgomery Makes It Three Affiliates In Championship Series

    September 10, 2007 at 1:25 am 0 comments

    Montgomery 12, Mississippi 5 (Montgomery wins series 3-1). John Jaso got the Biscuits off to a good start with a 3-run home run in the first inning, and Montgomery broke things open with a 7-run sixth inning, to advance to the Southern League championship series for the second straight season. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Three Minor League Affiliates Set To Begin Championship Runs

    Down On The Farm: Three Minor League Affiliates Set To Begin Championship Runs

    September 4, 2007 at 8:54 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Charlotte 1. Mitch Talbot finished the regular season by picking up his 13th win. He went 6.2 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 walk and 1 run. Chad Orvella picked up his 20th save. Evan Longoria was 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts. He finished the regular season […]

     
  • The Hangover:

    The Hangover:

    August 23, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 2, Red Sox 1. The Devil Rays struck out 9 times last night. How unusual is that? Not at all. The Rays lead the AL with 986 strikeouts. The AL record was set by the 1996 Detroit Tigers who whiffed an amazing 1,266 times. They are averaging 7.8 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    August 14, 2007 at 8:38 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Charlotte 0. Mitch Talbot moved to 11-8 with 7 shutout innings. He is 5-1 in his last 6 starts and now tied with teammate Jeff Niemann for the IL lead in victories. Wes Bankston hit his 11th home run. Evan Longoria was given the night off. Columbus 5, […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Joel Guzman And Wes Bankston Likely To Be Traded After Season

    Down On The Farm: Joel Guzman And Wes Bankston Likely To Be Traded After Season

    August 3, 2007 at 10:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Columbus 8. Mitch Talbot struck out 7 in 5 innings, but allowed 6 runs (5 earned). Shawn Camp pitched the 9th inning for his first save. Evan Longoria made his AAA debut, playing third base and batting 6th. He was 0-3 with a strike out, but had a […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is One Step Closer To The Majors

    Down On The Farm: The Dirtbag Is One Step Closer To The Majors

    August 1, 2007 at 8:53 am 1 comment

    Evan Longoria has been promoted to AAA Durham. He hit .307-21-76 with a .930 OPS in 105 games. He is tied with for the lead league in home runs and leads the SL in RBI and Runs (78). Despite a stellar glove, Joel Guzman will be moved permanently to first […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Removed From Start With Shoulder Fatigue

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Removed From Start With Shoulder Fatigue

    July 31, 2007 at 8:58 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Indianapolis 3. Jeff Niemann started but was pulled after just 5 pitches due to an injury. We will have more on this later. Justin Ruggiano collected 3 hits and his 19th stolen base, while Jason Pridie was 2-5 to raise his average to .328. Joel Guzman was 2-5 […]