01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Lost For Season

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Desmond Jennings Lost For Season

    July 8, 2008 at 7:29 am 2 comments

    Norfolk 8, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann dropped to 6-3 despite striking out 7 in 6 innings. He allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks…Fernando Perez finished 2-3 with a walk and stole his 27th base…Joel Guzman was 0-4 with a strikeout. Montgomery 4, West Tenn 3. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Three Biscuits To Start In All-Star Game

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Three Biscuits To Start In All-Star Game

    July 4, 2008 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

    Charlotte 7, Durham 3. Mississippi 7, Montgomery 5. Palm Beach @ Vero Beach (ppd) Columbus 10, Hickory 4. Batavia 5, Hudson Valley 2. Bluefield 6, Princeton 2. NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Three of the Biscuits named to the All-Star team will be starters including John Jaso, Wade Davis […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep Red Sox, Stretch Lead In East

    July 3, 2008 at 10:20 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The 7th inning. Gary Glover was ginormous in the 7th with a man on second with no outs and Manny Being Manny up in a 4-1 game. There is a very big difference psychologically, between a 3-run lead and a 4-run lead. After working the count full on […]

     
  • [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 […]