Joe Maddon

  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    April 21, 2007 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Indians 4, Devil Rays 3.The headline reads “Jackson strong in loss”. What? When a starting pitcher walks 5 batters, that is not a strong performance. Yes, we know that 2 of those walks were intentional, but 3 walks in 6 innings is still not “strong”. When a pitcher has to […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    April 20, 2007 at 8:47 am 0 comments

    We predicted a few days ago that Brendan Harris would start digging into Ben Zobrist’s playing time. That is starting to look like a reality. The question is whether the Brendan Harris we are seeing is the real Brendan Harris, or if we will soon see the player that was […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    April 19, 2007 at 7:59 am 0 comments

    Orioles 6, Devil Rays 4. He is only 23…he is only 23…he is only 23…102 pitches in 4 innings. 6 hits, 4 walks. Scott Kazmir actually threw 60 strikes, which is not terrible, so it is not just his lack of control. He just throws too many pitches. Some how […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Big Bounce-Back Win For The Rays

    The Hangover: A Big Bounce-Back Win For The Rays

    April 16, 2007 at 7:22 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Twins 4. The Rays entered Sunday’s game having played 8 of their first 11 on the road where they had only won six of their last 35. Sunday’s win was an important victory on many levels. First the team rebounded from an ugly loss the night before. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminds Us That He Is Still Edwin Jackson

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminds Us That He Is Still Edwin Jackson

    April 15, 2007 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

    Minnesota 12, D-Rays 5.Edwin Jackson threw 66 pitches in 3+ innings and only 33 were for strikes. He also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. The defense did not help matters by throwing a few of their own wild pitches. After going the entire first week without an […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Finally Get To The Twins And Johan Santana

    The Hangover: The Rays Finally Get To The Twins And Johan Santana

    April 14, 2007 at 10:48 am 0 comments

    Thursday night’s game will now be known as “The Game We Do Not Speak Of.” Carl Crawford made up for it when left fielder Josh Rabe played CC’s single into an inside-the-park home run in the Rays 4-2 win over the Twins. Scott Kazmir did his part and out-dueled the […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Stomach-Punch Loss For The Rays

    The Hangover: A Stomach-Punch Loss For The Rays

    April 13, 2007 at 8:40 am 0 comments

    “stomach-punch” game. Carl Crawford hit a double in the 9It’s funny but sad. Losing a lead in the 8th or 9th inning should be the worst way to lose a game. The Devil Rays bullpen blows so many leads late in games, that when they do, it is never very […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    April 11, 2007 at 8:22 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo was awful last night. Yes, the defense was atrocious with 3 errors in the Rays 12-9 loss to the Rangers, their 4th straight. Still, Seo gave up 8 hits, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 1 wild pitch and 10 runs (5 earned) in 3 innings. The Rangers have […]

     
  • Time To Get The Durham Shuttle Warmed Up

    Time To Get The Durham Shuttle Warmed Up

    April 10, 2007 at 11:12 am 0 comments

    Let’s face it, Shawn Camp and Ruddy Lugo are not major league pitchers right now. In spring training Joe Maddon made it clear that there were no more free lunches. No more “scholarships”. This is why we were puzzled when Papa Joe appeared to guarantee Camp and Lugo spots in […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Casey Fossum Can Feel Mitch Talbot’s Heater

    Down On The Farm: Casey Fossum Can Feel Mitch Talbot’s Heater

    April 10, 2007 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Pawtucket 0. It was the Mitch Talbot show in Durham last night. Talbot made his first AAA start and still hasn’t allowed a hit. He worked 6 innings, walked 2 and struck out 4. The PawSox broke up the no-hitter with a 2-out single in the 8th off […]