01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    May 3, 2008 at 11:24 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s walk in the 2nd. Dirtbag is struggling and Joe Maddon always said he wanted to see how he would handle a slump. Even if the hits aren’t coming right now, you want to see that he still has a mastery of the strike zone and is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    May 3, 2008 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Scranton 6, Durham 1 (game 1). Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings…The Bulls had 2 hits, both singles. Both came in the 4th when Elliot Johnson scored on a Reid Brignac base hit. Scranton 4, Durham 3 (game 2). After tying the game in the top of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    May 2, 2008 at 10:15 am 18 comments

    THE GOOD: Another running grab by Carl Crawford in left. This is why he will win a gold glove despite having one of the worst outfield arms…Jonny Gomes home run was very Jose Canseco-esque. A LOT of Canseco’s home runs were all muscle. A lot of times he would get […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Earn Chance To Win Another Series

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Earn Chance To Win Another Series

    May 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm 4 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Last day with a reduced schedule…Things should return back to normal tomorrow. Sue us. Tampa Bay Sports Blog takes a closer look at the Rays defense and sees lots of improvement even if the team does miss Delmon Young in right field…Gotta admit, Young’s arm is the […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    April 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Bleacher Report breaks down the first month of the season for the Rays. [Bleacher Report] Her Rays breaks down the AL East after the first month. [Her Rays] The Rays are #9 in this week’s power rankings from The Sporting News. [The Sporting News] Big League Stew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    [THE HANGOVER] The Tampa Bay Rays Magic Number Is 138

    April 28, 2008 at 12:44 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: The Tampa Bay Rays coming out party. The Rays entered the weekend series with the Sox with a chance to either firmly announce their arrival to the rest of the league or they could have reaffirmed the feelings of many that the Rays are still the Rays. And […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    [DOWN ON THE FARM]

    April 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm 0 comments

    Durham 11, Charlotte 4. JK Ryu picked up his first win of the year after working 6 innings and allowing only 2 runs…Fernando Perez was 3-5 with his 4th triple…Joel Guzman added 2 singles and 2 RBI. Birmingham 4, Montgomery 0. Richard de los Santos dropped to 2-2 after giving […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    April 27, 2008 at 11:47 am 4 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: To quote a commenter from last night: Akinori Iwamura… you beautiful, beautiful small little Japanese man. Although I might worry a little for Aki’s safety today. He did a nice little bat flip and […]

     
  • THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Joe Maddon’s Crystal Ball Is Smarter Than You

    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 am 16 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here… Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays. The Good: In what might be the biggest series to date in the history of the franchise, the Rays played the best defense I have ever seen. The diving catches. The diving […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Eduardo Morlan To DL; Former Twins Now 3-For-3 With Injuries

    April 26, 2008 at 10:46 am 0 comments

    Charlotte 5, Durham 2. Mith Talbot gave up 5 runs in 6 innings. Montgomery 8, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis held Birmingham to 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings. He struck out 4, walked 1. Thanks to two double plays, he faced 1 over the minimum…Ronnie Merril had 4 […]