01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Karma Not Kind To James Houser

    August 29, 2008 at 7:53 am 2 comments

    Durham 11, Norfolk 9. David Price picked up his first triple-A win, throwin 5 innings, striking out 5, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks…Calvin Medlock gave up 5 runs in 1.1 innings…Jonny Gomes had 4 hits in 6 at bats, driving in 3…Chris Richard drove in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    August 28, 2008 at 10:02 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Finally, the Rays caught a couple of breaks. First was in the second inning after Matt Garza gave up a leadoff single. With the runner going on the pitch to stay out of a double-play, Lyle Overbay then hit a bouncer back up the middle that looked like […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    August 27, 2008 at 10:33 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: After all that has happened in the past 3 days the Rays still lead the Red Sox by 4 games in the loss column with the hapless O’s coming to town next and the Red Sox still have 2 more games in Yankee Stadium and then have to […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Durham Clinches Divsion Behind Wade Davis And Dan Johnson

    August 27, 2008 at 9:28 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Indianapolis 2. Dan Johnson broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th with a solo home run and the Durham Bulls clinched the Southern Division title…Wade Davis started and gave up only one hit, a single to the second batter of the game. He struck out […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] King David Has Taken Lead In Player Of Year Voting

    August 26, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Indianapolis 8 (10). Jonny Gomes beat a 5-man infield shift with a line drive single to left for the walk-off win. Gomes finished 2-4 with 2 RBI…Jeff Niemann started and gave up 4 runs in 6 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6…Fernando Perez […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    [THE HANGOVER] Doug Eddings Made-Up Call In 10th Costs Rays Series Finale

    August 25, 2008 at 9:25 am 8 comments

    PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD. We have our editors bound and gagged in their office, so some explicatives might not get deleted… THE BAD: Shawn Riggans. This is just one reason why if (and that is a big IF), the Rays make the playoffs, we feel Mike DiFelice should be […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Limit David Price’s Workload

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Limit David Price’s Workload

    August 24, 2008 at 11:44 am 0 comments

    Indianapolis 6, Durham 3. David Price held Indy to 2 runs in 4 innings in his third triple-A start. He struck out 3 and walked 2, giving up 6 hits. He was limited to 88 pitches. In his previous starts he threw 80 and 85 pitches. The low pitch-counts does […]

     
  • [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: […]

     
  • [KING DAVID] David Price Nominated For Minor League Player Of The Year

    [KING DAVID] David Price Nominated For Minor League Player Of The Year

    August 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

    David Price is one of 5 finalists for “USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year“. Fan voting will constitute a portion of the final balot. For the third consecutive year, reader voting will count as one ballot, and will be tabulated along with those submitted by our USA TODAY […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    August 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Troy Percival will throw from a mound on Monday and said he could pitch now but will throw a couple of bullpen sessions until the team deems him ready. [St. Pete Times] Joe Maddon’s managerial style is certainly unique. John Romano says Maddon has “ignored the safer, […]