JP Howell

  • [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes Good Teams Get Lucky

    [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes Good Teams Get Lucky

    August 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Rocco Baldelli hit his first major league home run since May ’07. THE BAD: Edwin Jackson. How in the world Jackson got through 6 innings with only 2 runs is either an indictment on the White Sox offense or the Rays just got lucky last night. THE TELLING: […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    July 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: We are back after a much-needed 7-day vacation and an even more needed 4-day mini-vacation for 22 of the players and all of the coaches and staff…The AL won the All-Star game with a little help from a couple of Rays. This is significant as it means if […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    July 3, 2008 at 10:20 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The 7th inning. Gary Glover was ginormous in the 7th with a man on second with no outs and Manny Being Manny up in a 4-1 game. There is a very big difference psychologically, between a 3-run lead and a 4-run lead. After working the count full on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Put Some Distance Between Themselves And The Team Pretending To Be The Yankees

    May 13, 2008 at 11:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: We know the numbers and we know there are other players that need playing time, but we hope that it kills Papa Joe Maddon to keep Jonny Gomes on the bench when he does. The first run of the game was all-Gomes. Started with a single, after which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Likely Without Wheeler And Percival Tonight

    April 24, 2008 at 9:30 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: With McScrappy on third base and two outs in the first, Jason Hammel got Vernon Wells to strike out to end the inning and avoid early trouble…Lots ‘o goodies in Rays Rally in 6th inning with the Rays down 3-0. Opposite field lead-off double by Dioner Navarro, followed […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    April 20, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine. The End. The Bad: Baserunning. The End. The Telling: I don’t know if you have ever had an opportunity to watch a White Sox broadcast, but if not, you should put that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    April 10, 2008 at 8:27 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar collected 3 of the Rays 8 hits while Jason Bartlett was 2-2…With 1 run in already in the 6th, the O’s had 1st and 3rd with no outs. Andy Sonnanstine got out of the jam with a pop up to Aki Iwamura and then an inning-ending […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Continue Quest For .500

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Continue Quest For .500

    April 8, 2008 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Jonny Gomes didn’t get his first start until Saturday and now has started two of the past three and has home runs in both contests…Jason Hammel did give up 4 runs on 8 hits, but his only walk was the intentional variety. He also managed to work 6 […]

     
  • [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    [JOEY GATHRIGHT] Joey Gathright No Longer Hurdling Just Cars

    March 26, 2008 at 11:10 am 1 comment

    Remember that story about former Devil Rays’ prospect Joey Gathright being drafted by the Rays after a scout witnessed him jumping over a car in the high school parking lot? Well, Gathright was never able to utilize that potential with the Rays and was eventually traded to the Royals for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]