01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    September 8, 2008 at 10:38 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays have the 2nd best record in baseball, only a half-game behind the Angels for the best record in the AL…The Rays lead the Twins by 9 games in the loss column. Keep in mind that not only do the Red Sox have to pass the Rays, […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Davis Lead Bulls Into IL Championship Series

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niemann And Davis Lead Bulls Into IL Championship Series

    September 8, 2008 at 7:18 am 2 comments

    Game 3: Durham 3, Lousiville 2 (Bulls lead 2-1). Jeff Niemann saved possibly his best performance as a pro for when the Bulls needed it most. Niemann took a no-hitter into the 8th inning, and finished with 11 strikeouts to only 3 walks in 8 innings of work, allowing 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Pound Yanks; Drop Magic Number To 15

    September 5, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir. Yes he walked 5 batters. Yes he only worked 6 innings. But he did pitch 6, 1-hit shutout innings against a $100 million lineup. Not bad. All over the country last night, Mets fans cried just a little. How much fun would it be to see […]

     
  • [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    [BOSSMAN JUNIOR] BJ Upton Will Have Shoulder Surgery In Off-Season

    September 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm 8 comments

    Recently we noted that BJ Upton seemed to have lost some of his bat speed. We wondered if he was still experiencing pain from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this year during a swing. And then this morning John Romano just casually mentions that Upton has a torn labrum […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    [THE HANGOVER] Jackson Unable To Keep Yanks In Check

    September 4, 2008 at 11:13 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: The Twins blew a 9th inning lead against Toronto and then lost the game in the 11th. THE BAD: Edwin Jackson. We had pointed out Nuke’s “Ace-like” performance in the second-half. Others noted that Jackson had just been lucky pitching out of a lot of jams. We didn’t […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Never Even Got To Hit Against Right-Handers In Batting Practice

    September 3, 2008 at 10:40 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: BJ Upton’s catch in the 2nd inning, maybe the best we have ever seen from a Rays player…With both the White Sox and Twins losing, the Rays still managed to knock one off the magic number to clinch at least a Wild Card spot. The number is now […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Game 1 Of The Governor’s Cup Is Tonight

    September 3, 2008 at 9:42 am 0 comments

    Hudson Valley 3, Staten Island 1. Tim Beckham did not play…Jeremy Beckham has been receiving playing time in left field.NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Tonight’s game starter for the Durham Bulls, David Price, was featured on ESPN’s “E:60″. Bugs and Cranks has the video. [Bugs and Cranks] Even though […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Set To Open IL Playoffs On Wednesday

    September 2, 2008 at 8:46 am 1 comment

    Charlotte 6, Durham 1. Ben Hendrickson struck out 8 and walked none, but gave up 3 runs in 6 innings for the loss…The Bulls managed only 6 hits, with the only run coming off a first inning, solo home run from Chris Richard…The Bulls finished the regular season 74-70, 8.5 […]

     
  • [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    [GERRY HUNSICKER] Rays Biggest Loss This Off-Season Could Be Gerry Hunsicker

    September 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm 4 comments

    This is a week old, but we just found it while scouring for something else. We have heard previously that new Rangers’ president Nolan Ryan may have his sights on Gerry Hunsicker to be the Rangers’ GM. But this is the first time we heard anything about Hunsicker’s intentions. In […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett’s first home run with the Rays. We honestly wondered if he would ever hit an over-the-fence home run with the Rays. We have seen players with “warning track power” and Jason doesn’t even have that. And we wonder if Bartlett actually enjoyed getting plunked his next […]