01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] 10 Rays’ Prospects Named To AAA And AA All-Star Squads

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] 10 Rays’ Prospects Named To AAA And AA All-Star Squads

    July 3, 2008 at 7:32 am 0 comments

    Durham 7, Charlotte 1. Jeff Niemann may have used the motivation of Mitch Talbot’s promotion to fuel his best start of the year, a complete game effort in which he allowed 1 run while striking out 12 and walking only 1 batter. Niemann threw 107 pitches, 74 for strikes…Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Punch The Bully Right In The Nose

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Punch The Bully Right In The Nose

    July 1, 2008 at 10:20 am 5 comments

    Updates will be limited over the next day or two. Mrs. Professor seems to think I need to hang out with friends and family just because they came all this way for some silly ceremony. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Evan Longoria was named AL Player of the Week. [MLB] Conveniently, Rocco […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hall Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hall Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

    July 1, 2008 at 8:29 am 1 comment

    Durham 5, Richmond 2. Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in 6 innings for his 7th win…Scott Dohmann picked up his 8th save…Jon Weber was 3-5 with his 10th home run and 9th steal…Joel Guzman went 0-3 with a sac fly and Reid Brignac went 1-4 with an RBI. Montgomery […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays’ Hitters Went Home Early In Loss To Pirates

    June 29, 2008 at 10:20 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen in general and Gary Glover and Jason Hammel specifically. Yes Hammel gave up the walk-off home run, but we thought the game was over when both Glover entered the game in the 9th and when Hammel came on in the 12th. The two combined for 4.2 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Beckham Makes Debut At Shortstop

    June 29, 2008 at 9:33 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Norfolk 3. Mitch Talbot improved to 7-6 after holding Norfolk to 1 run in 6.2 innings. He struck out 4 and walked none…Chris Richard (15) and Joel Guzman (15) homered for the Bulls. Guzman finished 3-4 with 3 RBI. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and Justin Ruggiano added 2 […]

     
  • [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm 5 comments

    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein appeared on Cal Ripken’s XM Radio show, Ripken Baseball. Epstein was asked about the sudden surge of the Tampa Bay Rays. “Obviously they’ve been picking at the top part of the draft for the better part of a decade now and they haven’t missed with […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Are Riding Red Hot Bats Of Longoria And Crawford

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Are Riding Red Hot Bats Of Longoria And Crawford

    June 28, 2008 at 10:37 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford are red hot. Last night they combined for 7-10 with a double, 2 home runs and 4 RBI. For CC, it was his 6th multi-hit game in his last 8 and 3rd home run in the last 3 games. For Dirtbag, he is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    June 27, 2008 at 10:17 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza. Nothing we can write will give justice to just how dominating Garza was yesterday. 108 pitches, 76 for strikes. 1 hit, 1 walk. Faced only 1 over the minimum. 7 1-2-3 innings. Garza was strike-one to 19 of 28 batters (68%). On his bad days, that […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee To Have Tommy John Surgery; Price And Beckham Make Debuts

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] McGee To Have Tommy John Surgery; Price And Beckham Make Debuts

    June 27, 2008 at 7:41 am 3 comments

    Lehigh Valley 10, Durham 8. Yikes. Chris Mason got pounded for 10 runs on 13 hits and a walk in 3.2 innings. The 13 hits included 3 doubles and 2 home runs…Jon Weber went 4-5 with his 9th home run…Elliot Johnson was 1-3 with a bases-clearing triple in the 5-run […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    June 26, 2008 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The extra-base hits are coming more frequently for Carl Crawford. Last night CC drove in 5 with a pair of home runs. He has 5 extra-base hits in his last 7 games after only having 1 in the 10 previous games. He also has 6 multi-hit games in […]