01. Players

  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Tim Beckham Hits First Professional Home Run

    August 13, 2008 at 10:59 am 0 comments

    Durham (off-day) Montgomery 9, Jacksonville 6. Jason Cromer allowed only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings…Rhyne Hughes (12), Gaby Martinez (19) and Rashad Eldridge (4) homered for the Biscuits. Brevard Co. 6, Vero Beach 3 (13). Wade Townsend turned in maybe his best performance of the season, allowing only 1 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    [THE HANGOVER] Crawford And Dirtbag To DL; Rays Magic Number Sits At 40

    August 12, 2008 at 11:01 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The loss of Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria to the DL was relieved a little on Sunday when Rocco Baldelli was activated from the DL and made the start in right field. He played the first 5 innings, before being replaced by Gabe Gross. It was Rocco’s first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] David Price Will Make Triple-A Debut On Wednesday

    August 12, 2008 at 9:11 am 0 comments

    Richmond 4, Durham 2. Ben Hendrickson allowed only 2 runs in 6 innings…Fernando Perez hit his 4th home run. Montgomery (off-day) Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 0. Wilton Noel allowed only 1 hit in 6 shutout innings. He struck out 5 and walked 3. Noel had a no-hitter through 6 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    [THE HANGOVER] Dan Wheeler Throws Lose-Lose Pitch; Rays Lose

    August 8, 2008 at 11:24 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine was the hard-luck loser, shutting out the M’s for 7 innings before allowing a run in the 8th. At one point he retired 17-straight batters, a team record…Rays batters that led-off an inning were on base 4 times in a row at one point. THE BAD: […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac Out With Broken Wrist; Cal Ripken Group Finalizes Purchase Of Vero Beach D-Rays

    August 8, 2008 at 10:34 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Richmond 2. Mitch Talbot struck out 8 in 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned). He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk…Justin Ruggiano drove in 5 with a double and a home run…Jon Weber was 3-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI…Jonny Gomes doubled and homered in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    August 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton was benched for this afternoon’s game for not running out a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 9th inning of last night’s game. Joe Maddon did not rule out using him late in the game. [The Heater] As we expected, Rocco Baldelli is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    August 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    August 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

    THE BAD: We were orignally planning to bring back the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the week on Wednesday. We are long overdue for an installment and Wednesday could be the ’08 debut of Rocco Baldelli. But, when the casting director for a very popular NBC drama calls and asks if you […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    August 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 0. Wade Davis improved to 3-0 in triple-A with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5…Fernando Perez, Ben Zobrist and Chris Richard had 3 hits apiece while Reid Brignac finished 0-4. Brignac is 10-60 (.167) since being demoted to Durham […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]