01. Players

  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. After barely surviving a first inning in which he loaded the bases with only one out, he got out of it without allowing a run. He followed that up by facing only 2 over the minimum until he gave up a lead off home run in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm 10 comments

    Evan Longoria has been promoted from AAA Durham and will make his major league debut tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles. The timing of the promotion raises several questions: 1. What has Longoria done in two weeks at Durham to show that he is now ready? […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    April 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena had 2 home runs and 6 RBI. The second home run came with 1 out in 7th and the bases empty of a 5-2 game, the O’s brought in a lefty to face the Rays top of the order which is 3 straight lefties. 3 batters […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Strong In Second Start

    April 11, 2008 at 10:56 am 0 comments

    Columbus 1, Durham 0.Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 5 innings, but was saddled with the loss as the Bulls could manage only 3 singles…2 of those singles came off the bat of Evan Longoria who was 2-3 with a walk and is now up […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Al Reyes Gets Punched Out, Tasered And Arrested For Being A Stupid Drunk

    [THE HANGOVER] Al Reyes Gets Punched Out, Tasered And Arrested For Being A Stupid Drunk

    April 11, 2008 at 8:44 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: We could mention that Aki Iwamura broke out of his mini-slump by getting on base 4 times, or we could mention the diving catch by Carl Crawford or the 3 RBI from 2 lucky off-the-end-of-the-bat hits by Mike DiFelice, or the home run from Eric Hinske that gave […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    April 10, 2008 at 8:27 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar collected 3 of the Rays 8 hits while Jason Bartlett was 2-2…With 1 run in already in the 6th, the O’s had 1st and 3rd with no outs. Andy Sonnanstine got out of the jam with a pop up to Aki Iwamura and then an inning-ending […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Heath Rollins Picking Up Where He Left Off In ’07

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Heath Rollins Picking Up Where He Left Off In ’07

    April 9, 2008 at 11:02 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Columbus 4. Jeff Niemann retired the first 11 batters he faced before walking a batter in the 4th. in the 5th things started to fall apart for Niemann. 4 hits, a walk and an error led to 4 runs and Niemann was only saved by an inning-ending double […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza The Latest Member Of Rays To Land On DL

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza The Latest Member Of Rays To Land On DL

    April 9, 2008 at 8:31 am 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena hit his 3rd HR of the young season, this one off of a tough lefty in Erik Bedard. One thing El Gato did well in ’07 was hitting lefties. 11 of his 46 HR came off of lefties last year or about 1 every 11 at […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Hits First Home Run Of 2008

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Reid Brignac Hits First Home Run Of 2008

    April 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

    Durham 11, Columbus 5. Mike Prochaska pitched a strong 5 innings in his 2008 debut. The lone run came on a solo shot in the 5th as he struck out 2 and walked none…Fernando Perez hit two 2-run triples and Reid Brignac was 2-6 with his first home run of […]