01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Makes ’08 Debut

    June 17, 2008 at 7:51 am 1 comment

    Durham @ Buffalo (ppd.). This game was called in the 3rd inning and will be concluded today. Joel Guzman hit his 14th home run to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead prior to the rain…Jeff Niemann had retired the first 6 batters before giving up a solo home run to […]

     
  • [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    [ANDY SONNANSTINE] Andy Sonnanstine Struggles When He Changes Arm Angles

    June 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm 3 comments

    In the beginning of May, Andy Sonnanstine’s record was 4-1 and we noticed that his emergence this season may have been due at least in part to a change in his mechanics. Specifically, Sonnanstine was no longer using different arm angles, one of his trademarks. Here is the plot we […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains

    [THE HANGOVER] Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains

    June 16, 2008 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Give us a second….hold on….nope. We got nothin’. THE BAD: Losing 2 hours and 55 minutes of our lives that we will never get back. THE TELLING: The Rays drew 79,393 fans for the 3-game series against the Marlins. Last year, the Rays drew only 56,123 for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Dominates Marlins For 5th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Dominates Marlins For 5th Win

    June 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza stepped up after his meltdown in his previous start. Garza gave up only 1 run on 3 hits. He walked a batter and hit another…Evan Longoria is once again showing that not only is he the front-runner for Rookie of the Year, but he also deserves […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] JT Hall Wins FSL Home Run Derby

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] JT Hall Wins FSL Home Run Derby

    June 15, 2008 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

    Durham 4, Buffalo 3. Ben Hendrickson improved to 5-4, holding Buffalo to 3 runs in 6.2 innings…Scott Dohmann struck out 5 in 2 perfect innings for the save…Dan Johnson was 3-4 with an RBI to improve his average to .292…Chris Richard’s 3-run home run, his 11th, gave the Bulls the […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Has Strongest Outing Of ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Has Strongest Outing Of ’08

    June 14, 2008 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

    Rochester 1, Durham 0. After his first bad start with the Bulls in his last outing, Jeremy Cummings rebounded nicely, throwing 4 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4…Juan Salas gave up only his 2nd run in his last 18 innings. He worked 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    June 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] Why go against the odds? Before this series we predicted that Joe Maddon would not be ejected during this series despite having 3 of […]

     
  • The Fist Bump: All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

    The Fist Bump: All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

    June 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm 5 comments

    We are not sure why we never ran it (we blame DRG) as it has been sitting on the RAYSHEADS Facebook page for quite some time. But somebody put together a video in which they examine the history of the “Fist Bump”. Several members of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Shutdown By Jered Freakin’ Weaver

    June 11, 2008 at 11:55 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields faced only one over the minimum in 6 of the 8 innings he pitched. That’s it. That’s the only good thing we could come up with…Oh, and Evan Longoria had 2 doubles, responsible for half of the Rays’ hits. THE BAD: Jered Weaver? Unfortunately for the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]