01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    August 8, 2008 at 11:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine was the hard-luck loser, shutting out the M’s for 7 innings before allowing a run in the 8th. At one point he retired 17-straight batters, a team record…Rays batters that led-off an inning were on base 4 times in a row at one point. THE BAD: […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    August 8, 2008 at 10:34 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Richmond 2. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned). He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk…Justin Ruggiano drove in 5 with a double and a home run…Jon Weber was 3-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI…Jonny Gomes doubled and homered in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    August 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton was benched for this afternoon’s game for not running out a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 9th inning of last night’s game. Joe Maddon did not rule out using him late in the game. [The Heater] As we expected, Rocco Baldelli is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    August 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    August 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

    THE BAD: We were orignally planning to bring back the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the week on Wednesday. We are long overdue for an installment and Wednesday could be the ’08 debut of Rocco Baldelli. But, when the casting director for a very popular NBC drama calls and asks if you […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    August 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 0. Wade Davis improved to 3-0 in triple-A with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5…Fernando Perez, Ben Zobrist and Chris Richard had 3 hits apiece while Reid Brignac finished 0-4. Brignac is 10-60 (.167) since being demoted to Durham […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    August 4, 2008 at 11:21 am 2 comments

    Charlotte 12, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 2 home runs and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 2…John Jaso was 2-4 with a grand slam, his first triple-A home run. He drove in 6 for the game and is 17-46 (.370) in […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    August 2, 2008 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Buffalo 7. Ben Hendrickson allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 3.2 innings…Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson and Chris Richard all homered for the Bulls and John Jaso went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Montgomery 6, West Tenn 5. Ryan Reid blew a save when he hit a batter and walked […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Rays Refused To Blow Up Farm System

    August 1, 2008 at 10:19 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The future of the Rays remains intact. Despite reports that the Rays were offering the Pirates both Jeff Niemann and Reid Brignac, that now appears to be false. And if that is the case, it is pretty clear that the Rays had little or no intention of tinkering […]