01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham To Debut Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham To Debut Tonight

    June 26, 2008 at 7:50 am 6 comments

    Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 3. Ben Hendrickson gave up a single unearned run in 7 innings…Elliot Johnson hit his 4th home run and drove in 2. Mobile 6, Montgomery 4. James Houser gave up 6 runs in 4 innings…Chris Nowak drove in 3 of the runs on 1-3 hitting. Vero […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    June 25, 2008 at 10:35 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Aki Iwamura’s 2-run home run in the 3rd. How did that get out of the park? That looked like a lazy flyball off the bat. In fact, it was Aki’s 200th career home run…The Top of the 8th could very easily fall in the bad category if not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Benny Boo Boo Is Back From Durham

    June 24, 2008 at 10:08 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: The Red Sox lost to the D-Backs so the Rays pulled within 1 game of the AL East and are actually a game up on the Sawx in the ever-so-important loss column. THE BAD: Sutter Home wines (well, there goes a potential sponsor). THE TELLING: We should be […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    June 23, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s home run in the 2nd, his 12th. We don’t want to stretch this comparison too much, but Dirtbag’s stance and swing have always reminded us of Alex Rodriguez and both hitters are very similar in that they both generate an immense amount of power despite having […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson To Join Price In Montgomery

    June 23, 2008 at 9:09 am 4 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 0. Jeff Niemann did not give up a run in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits. But he did struggle with his control walking 5 batters and throwing a wild pitch. Of his 92 pitches, only 52 were strikes…Ben Zobrist and Reid Brignac each hit 2-run home […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    [THE HANGOVER] Another Walkoff Win For The Rays

    June 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

    A recap of Friday night’s game can be found at the bottom after the jump… THE GOOD: The Rays wore the very pleasant-on-the-eyes, throwback uniforms honoring the St. Pete Pelicans of the defunct Senior Professional Baseball League. The Rays went the extra mile and used throwback batting helmets. Most teams […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Promoted To Double-A

    June 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm 1 comment

    Durham 9, Norfolk 5. Chris Mason was pulled with 2 outs in the 5th after giving up 5 runs. He struck out 5 and walked 1…Reid Brignac was 1-2 with 2 walks…Dan Johnson was 3-5 with a double and 2 home runs. He drove in 3 and now has 11 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. The inning started with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. Another HBP with Aki Iwamura at the plate drove in a run. That was followed by Carl Crawford’s second career grand slam, making it 6-3 and effectively killing the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rays Sign Top Pick Beckham; Expected To Debut Next Week At Princeton

    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria Can Marry Our Daughter*

    June 18, 2008 at 10:06 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: There is a video on YouTube in which Dwayne Staats compares Evan Longoria defensively, to Mike Schmidt, who won 10 gloves. But we wonder if Schmidt ever made a play to win a game the way Dirtbag did last night. Playing deep, with the tying run on third, […]