Joe Maddon

  • The Hangover: No Answer For Rays Recent Struggles

    The Hangover: No Answer For Rays Recent Struggles

    July 5, 2007 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

    Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 5.10 straight losses as we near the All-Star break. At one point this season the Devil Rays had three of the ten worst starting pitchers in baseball in their rotation and yet they were only 4 games below The Charlie Hough Line (.500). Since, then […]

     
  • The Hangover: Shawn Bleepin’ Camp

    The Hangover: Shawn Bleepin’ Camp

    June 30, 2007 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

    Indians 2, Devil Rays 1.The entire evening you could sense the impending doom. It didn’t come in the first 6 innings as Edwin Jackson pitched his way around trouble with his third straight decent outing. We were sure it would come in the 7th inning when Jay Witasick walked two […]

     
  • 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 […]