Jeff Niemann

  • [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    [THE HANGOVER] Five To Compete For Final Two Spots In Rotation

    January 11, 2008 at 10:34 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Rays (34 days until pitchers and catchers report) DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… With three spots in the rotation spoken for (Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Matt Garza), Joe Maddon stated that five pitchers will compete for the final two spots including Edwin Jackson, Andy Sonnanstine, Jeff Niemann, Jason Hammel and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    [THE HANGOVER] James Houser Added To 40-Man Roster Despite Ongoing Suspension

    November 26, 2007 at 9:19 am 0 comments

    Devil RaysSince the we embarked on our Thanksgiving shenanigans, the Rays made several changes to the 40-man roster. Dropped from the 40-man roster Chris Snelling (traded to Phillies) Jon Switzer (DFA’d) Brian Stokes (DFA’d) Added to 40-man roster John Jaso, C Jason Pridie, OF Fernando Perez, OF James Houser, SP […]

     
  • 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 […]