01. Players

  • [HAPPY HOUR] King David Price Debuts; Magic Number Now 8

    [HAPPY HOUR] King David Price Debuts; Magic Number Now 8

    September 14, 2008 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

    Despite the Rays’ loss today against the Yankees and the Red Sox win at home against the Jays, the Rays were able to lower their magic number to clinch at least a wild card in the American League. That is because the Orioles took down the Twinkies 7-3. Yes RAYSHEADS, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] David Price Could Make First Start As Early As Wednesday

    [THE HANGOVER] David Price Could Make First Start As Early As Wednesday

    September 14, 2008 at 11:38 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields. It had been a while since we had seen Shields paint one of his Shieldsian Masterpieces. When Shields is on his game as he was yesterday, it is like watching a young Greg Maddux. The Greg Maddux that actually threw fastballs in the low 90s and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria To Return To Lineup Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Evan Longoria To Return To Lineup Today

    September 13, 2008 at 9:53 am 23 comments

    Last night’s contest was rained out. The Rays and Yankees will play a day-night double-header with the first going at the originally scheduled 1:05 and the night-cap will be at 7:05…Boston beat the Jays last night 7-0, and will also play a double-header today…The Twins were rained out in Baltimore […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price, Niemann And 2 Others To Join Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Price, Niemann And 2 Others To Join Rays

    September 13, 2008 at 8:40 am 2 comments

    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 20, Durham 2 (Scranton/WB wins 3-1). Wade Davis gave up 8 runs (5 earned) in only 2 innings, as Scranton had innings of 5,5 and 8 runs…Phil Hughes struck out 12 Bulls in just 5 innings as the Yankees won the IL Governor’s Cup Finals…Gaby Martinez hit his first […]

     
  • [KING DAVID] David Price To Make First Big League Start On Sept. 23?

    [KING DAVID] David Price To Make First Big League Start On Sept. 23?

    September 11, 2008 at 11:18 am 1 comment

    Marc Topkin reports that when Joe Maddon was asked who would start the second game of a September 23rd double-header against the Orioles, he said a decision had not been made, but did note that the Orioles “have a lot of left-handed guys that are pretty good.” The only left-handed […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rumors Of The Rays Demise Have Been Greatly Exagerated

    [THE HANGOVER] Rumors Of The Rays Demise Have Been Greatly Exagerated

    September 11, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. Facing the Red Sox for the first time this season, Duke didn’t disappoint. Despite hitting 2 batters (he only had 3 entering the game), he did not walk a batter and struck out 7, giving up only 1 unearned run…Carlos Pena. We thought it was just […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Can’t Push Run Across Early, Bats Go Cold Late, Trail 2-0

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Can’t Push Run Across Early, Bats Go Cold Late, Trail 2-0

    September 11, 2008 at 9:04 am 3 comments

    Scranton/WB 1, Durham 0 (13; Scranton/WB leads 2-0). Two nights ago, both the Bulls and the Rays played a dramatic game that was decided in the 9th inning. Last night both the Bulls and the Rays both played extra innings. While the Rays won both matchups, the Bulls dropped their […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Johnson, Yes, Dan Johnson May Have Saved The Rays’ Season

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Johnson, Yes, Dan Johnson May Have Saved The Rays’ Season

    September 10, 2008 at 10:13 am 10 comments

    THE GOOD: We thought Joe Maddon had been out-managed in the 9th inning. With Cliff Floyd due up, Terry Francona was going to leave the lefty in. So Papa Joe put in Justin Ruggiano as a pinch-hitter. Of course, Tito counters with Jonathan Papelbon. At the time we wondered which […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Rally, But Blow Lead In 9th; Lose Game 1

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Bulls Rally, But Blow Lead In 9th; Lose Game 1

    September 10, 2008 at 8:59 am 0 comments

    Scranton/WB 8, Durham 7 (Scranton leads 1-0). Scott Dohmann blew a 1-run lead in the bottom of the 9th, allowing the winning run on a 2-out single…David Price worked 6 innings, but left trailing 4-2. He gave up 3 runs in the first inning, with the big blow being a […]

     
  • [KING DAVID] David Price Named Minor League Player Of The Year; Could Be Promoted As Early As Today

    [KING DAVID] David Price Named Minor League Player Of The Year; Could Be Promoted As Early As Today

    September 9, 2008 at 11:51 pm 2 comments

    USA Today announced that David Price has been chosen as USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year. Pitcher David Price, a left-hander from Vanderbilt who pitched at three levels in the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, is USA TODAY’s Minor League Player of the Year. Price won the award in […]