JP Howell

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, And Pena Getting Joyce Plunked

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss More Great Pitching, And Pena Getting Joyce Plunked

    August 10, 2012 at 8:26 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Another Day Another Great Pitching Performance. 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 run, 6 Ks. That was Matt […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cy Price, Playing For One, And Longoria’s Possible Tuesday Return

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Cy Price, Playing For One, And Longoria’s Possible Tuesday Return

    August 6, 2012 at 8:39 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Orioles 1, RAYS 0 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Cy Young? In a season of great starts, David Price may have had his best yet when tossed 8 […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stop The Pena Nonsense

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Stop The Pena Nonsense

    July 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm 10 comments

    Joe is back with his postgame thoughts…. Just a torturous night of baseball in the 3-2 loss to the Indians. More than 3 1/2 hours of torture. It’s the same old tired story, tonight punctuated by Jose Molina giving another lazy effort behind the plate and gifting a key passed ball. […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Rays’ New Normal

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: The Rays’ New Normal

    June 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm 10 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Well, at least the big guns in the bullpen are rested. Joe’s reaching here for positives after the Rays took their second consecutive drilling at the hands of the Royals tonight. This time it was 8-2. For the optimists out there, J.P. Howell was […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain In Philly Was Tolerable

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Pain In Philly Was Tolerable

    June 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm 5 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Yeah, this was a painful loss with plenty of blown opportunities (enough with the called third strikes with the bases loaded!), but it was damn good to see some old fashioned grit in the Rays again, battling back from two down in the […]

     
  • Summing Up JP Howell’s Season In Four Epic Seconds

    Summing Up JP Howell’s Season In Four Epic Seconds

    June 22, 2012 at 8:52 am 3 comments

    Poor JP Howell. It wasn’t always this way. He used to be a very productive reliever. But it has now been three years since he was dependable. And for many people, it has been three years since his antics were entertaining. In some ways, he is the pitching version of […]

     
  • Was JP Howell Just Unlucky Last Night?

    Was JP Howell Just Unlucky Last Night?

    June 13, 2012 at 9:00 am 12 comments

    It is not unusual for Joe Maddon to speak positively about his players when they are down. But last night he was even more upbeat than usual when speaking about JP Howell’s performance… “You look at J.P.’s [Howell] outing and people are going to be critical of that but he […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bad Baseball At Its Finest

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Bad Baseball At Its Finest

    June 13, 2012 at 4:06 am 0 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. Tuesday’s 11-2 loss to the Mets was sort of the epitome of bad baseball, with the Rays kicking off the mess with some horrendous first-inning defense that didn’t show up in the box score. Nothing should make anyone yearn for Reid Brignac, but […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: Swept Into June

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: Swept Into June

    May 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

    Joe is back with his post-game thoughts…. There’s nothing more sickening than getting swept at home, and while the Rays were on the wrong end of just that to the White Sox, culminating in today’s 4-3 loss, this week’s burial was especially painful. The Rays were 14-for-95 at the plate […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Big Injury And Who Will Fill The Open Spot

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Big Injury And Who Will Fill The Open Spot

    May 15, 2012 at 7:56 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 7, Blue Jays 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Bullpen. It is never good when you have to depend on the bullpen for 8 innings, but […]