01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Summons The Ghost Of Tom Seaver

    July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The Ghost of Tom Seaver. At some point in the 3rd or 4th inning, we suddenly remembered a story told by Tom Seaver. Occasionally Seaver would come back to the dugout after warmups or after the first inning and tell his teammates that they only needed to score […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Baldelli Very Close To Rejoining Rays

    July 30, 2008 at 11:07 am 0 comments

    Buffalo 8, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann didn’t do the Rays any favors in his last start prior to the trade deadline. In 4.2 innings, he gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and walked another 6 batters with only 3 strike outs. Niemann dropped to 7-5 with a 3.53 ERA…Justin […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    [THE HANGOVER] Gary Glover Designated For Assignment

    July 29, 2008 at 11:48 am 0 comments

    Just the links today… DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Gary Glover was designated for assignment. The Rays have 10 days to try and trade him. If not, they can then try to send him to the minors, but he must clear waivers and Glover can choose to refuse the assignment and become […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Rocco Plays OF Again; Price Improves To 9-0 As A Pro

    July 29, 2008 at 11:03 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Louisville 3. Mitch Talbot picked up his 10th win, striking out 9 in 6 innings and allowing only 1 run on a solo home run. He gave up 5 hits and 3 walks…Scott Dohmann saved his 15th game…Juan Salas pitched 1 inning, striking out the side, but giving […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] The Rays Will Not Deviate From Plan For Rocco Baldelli

    July 28, 2008 at 11:01 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Louisville 0. Ben Hendrickson pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4 and hit a batter…Scott Dohmann pitched the 9th for his 14th save…All of the offense came in the first inning on back-to-back home runs by Justin Ruggiano and Dan […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Percival Continues To Struggle

    July 27, 2008 at 11:06 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: Carl Crawford and the Royals defense. With 2 outs and Aki Iwamura on first, BJ Upton hit a lazy bloop to shallow right field that fell in for a double. Aki should have scored, but was held up at third. CC then hit a flyball in foul territory […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Homers Again And Plays OF In Rehab Start

    July 27, 2008 at 9:45 am 0 comments

    Louisville 5, Durham 3. John Jaso was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. This was his 3rd 3-hit game since being promoted to triple-A a week ago. Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1. Rocco Baldelli played 5 innings in the outfield. He committed an error on his only fielding chance. At […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    [THE HANGOVER] Iwamura Saves Game With Glove; Percival Barely Saves Game With Arm

    July 26, 2008 at 10:49 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Even more important than Carlos Pena’s 2-run home run in the top of the 9th with 2 outs that gave the Rays a 3-run cushion, was Akinori Iwamura handling the bad-hop ground ball in the 7th inning. With JP Howell relieving Grant Balfour with 1 on and 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]