Joe Maddon

  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    June 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm 6 comments

    Diamondbacks 10, Devil Rays 8. Remember the second moment that we were bracing for? Al Reyes blowing a save was that moment. We were starting to get a little too comfortable with Reyes at the back end of the bullpen. No closer is perfect and Reyes proved that last night […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    June 18, 2007 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Rockies 4.Remember back in the off-season when the only position we were worried about was who would fill the enormous shoes of Travis Lee? Elijah Dukes took his first base mitt to the Arizona Fall League. Jonny Gomes borrowed a glove for about 3 hours early in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    June 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

    Rockies 12, Devil Rays 2.Prior to last night’s game, there were two instances that had yet to happen, but for which we had been bracing ourselves to occur eventually. James Shields is maturing into a great pitcher, and before last night he had been nearly perfect on the season. He […]

     
  • The Hangover: JP Howell Proves Better Than Axis Of Evil

    The Hangover: JP Howell Proves Better Than Axis Of Evil

    June 4, 2007 at 9:56 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 5, Royals 1. Let’s see if we can make it three for three… On two previous occasions we have been critical of headlines found on devilrays.com. On both occasions, the title of the article was subsequently changed. On the first occasion, the title was factually wrong and on […]

     
  • The Hangover: Aubrey "Friggin" Huff

    The Hangover: Aubrey "Friggin" Huff

    May 10, 2007 at 10:18 am 2 comments

    Orioles 1, Devil Rays 0.Ok, we have ignored this post long enough. Quite frankly (I hate when I quote Steven A.) we we weren’t sure if we would be able to write a “Hangover” today. Last night hurt on so many levels. Let’s count them: For the second time this […]

     
  • The Hangover: Aubrey "Friggin" Huff

    The Hangover: Aubrey "Friggin" Huff

    May 10, 2007 at 10:18 am 2 comments

    Orioles 1, Devil Rays 0.Ok, we have ignored this post long enough. Quite frankly (I hate when I quote Steven A.) we we weren’t sure if we would be able to write a “Hangover” today. Last night hurt on so many levels. Let’s count them: For the second time this […]

     
  • The Hangover: Finally, A Reliever Loses His Job

    The Hangover: Finally, A Reliever Loses His Job

    May 7, 2007 at 10:20 am 0 comments

    A’s 5, Devil Rays 3. After winning three of the previous four series, the Rays came back to earth a little by dropping the rubber match with the A’s. The good news is, that despite throwing both Casey Fossum and Edwin Jackson in the series, the Rays only allowed 12 […]

     
  • The Hangover:Another 9th Inning Home Run Given Up By Brian Stokes

    The Hangover:Another 9th Inning Home Run Given Up By Brian Stokes

    May 5, 2007 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    A’s 5, Devil Rays 2.On April 22, the Rays took a 4-2 lead into the 9th inning against the Indians. On that night, Joe Maddon was forced to use Brian Stokes in the 9th inning, with Al Reyes unavailable after having worked the previous two nights. Stokes gave up 3 […]

     
  • The Hangover: One Game Closer To Charlie Hough

    The Hangover: One Game Closer To Charlie Hough

    May 4, 2007 at 10:12 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Twinkies 4. Let us paint you a picture. Rays up 5-1 in the 5th and the Twins have the bases loaded. No outs and due up are two of the best hitters in baseball including the AL batting leader. What is the BEST case scenario? 2 runs […]

     
  • 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 […]