01. Players

  • The Hangover: Shawn Camp Found His Inner Nolan Ryan And His Inner Shawn Camp

    The Hangover: Shawn Camp Found His Inner Nolan Ryan And His Inner Shawn Camp

    June 26, 2007 at 9:38 am 1 comment

    White Sox 5, Devil Rays 4.Surprise: The top four hitters in the Rays lineup went a combined 0-12, so it was not a surprise the Rays couldn’t score past the 4th inning. Not a surprise: A member of the middle relief struggle mightily. Casey Fossum faced 4 batters and allowed […]

     
  • What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    What Do You Like Better..Christmas Or Trading Season?

    June 25, 2007 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

    We are now only a little over two months from the trading deadline, but it is never too early to speculate on who the Devil Rays will move before July 31st. This past off-season, the Rays were expected to big players in the trade market with several of their young […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Could Be Key To Chasing Charlie Hough

    June 25, 2007 at 10:07 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 9, Dodgers 4.Early on, it looked like yet another typical performance from Edwin Jackson. After allowing 4 hits (including a home run) and 2 runs in the top of the first, Jackson settled down and held the Dodgers to 5 hits and a walk over the next 5 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jason Pridie And Fernando Perez May Soon Pick Up Slack In Center Field

    Down On The Farm: Jason Pridie And Fernando Perez May Soon Pick Up Slack In Center Field

    June 25, 2007 at 8:06 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Richmond 1. Jeff Niemann was charged with 1 run in 6.1 innings. He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3 for his 8th win of the year. Niemann did not allow a run in the first 6 innings and was pulled after one out in […]

     
  • The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Is Gone, But Could Return

    The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Is Gone, But Could Return

    June 23, 2007 at 1:41 pm 4 comments

    Dodgers 6, Devil Rays 3.It was like David Chase wrote the most recent episode of Elijah Dukes’ career. It just went blank and nobody is quite sure what happened… In the end there was an option that nobody saw and it was absolutely the right move by the Devil Rays […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    June 22, 2007 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Scranton 1. Mitch Talbot struck out 6 and walked none in 6.1 innings. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits. Chad Orvella struck out 2 in 1.2 perfect innings. Since his return to Durham, Orvella has struck out 7 and only allowed 1 hit and no walks […]

     
  • The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Diamondbacks 7, Devil Rays 4. James Shields was roughed up in his second straight start. As has been the case all season long, Shields was susceptible to the long ball allowing two home runs. The difference in the last two starts is that the home runs came at inopportune times, […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    June 21, 2007 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    Scranton 7, Durham 4. After two straight strong outings by Jae Kuk Ryu, he was knocked around in his latest outing. Ryu was pulled after allowing the first two batters of the 5th inning to reach base. He is on a strict 75-pitch limit as he is converted back to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    June 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm 6 comments

    Diamondbacks 10, Devil Rays 8. Remember the second moment that we were bracing for? Al Reyes blowing a save was that moment. We were starting to get a little too comfortable with Reyes at the back end of the bullpen. No closer is perfect and Reyes proved that last night […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    June 19, 2007 at 10:08 am 5 comments

    Devil Rays 10, D-Backs 2. Last night was as frustrating as a 10-2 win can ever be. Edwin Jackson pitched 4.2 innings before being removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Jackson was experiencing cramping in the index finger of his pitching hand. Last night was frustrating because on the […]