01. Players

  • [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, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price Could Make Next Start In AA; Beckham Could Be Signed By Weekend

    June 18, 2008 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Durham 6, Buffalo 3. [completion of game from previous day] Jeff Niemann pitched the first 2.1 innings 2 days ago…Juan Salas was on the mound when the game resumed yesterday. He struck out 3 in 1.2 innings…Joel Guzman added a 2-run double to the 2-run home run he hit the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    [THE HANGOVER] Queue The Dramatic Music: Lou Piniella Returns To The Trop

    June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    With the Red Sox loss last night, the Rays pull even with Pink Hat Nation in the loss column. The Rays still maintain their 2 game lead in the Wild Card race over the A’s. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. […]

     
  • [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 […]