01. Players

  • Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Sets Organization Record For Wins

    Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Sets Organization Record For Wins

    August 28, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Norfolk 2, Durham 1 (game 1). JP Howell struck out 6 in 5 innings, but picked up the loss. Evan Longoria was 1-3 with a double and Jason Pridie drove in the only run.Durham 8, Norfolk 3 (game 2). Jeff Niemann struck out 6 in 5.2 innings to win his […]

     
  • The Hangover:

    The Hangover:

    August 23, 2007 at 8:39 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 2, Red Sox 1. The Devil Rays struck out 9 times last night. How unusual is that? Not at all. The Rays lead the AL with 986 strikeouts. The AL record was set by the 1996 Detroit Tigers who whiffed an amazing 1,266 times. They are averaging 7.8 […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: An Akinori Iwamura Bobblehead In Vero Beach Makes Perfect Sense…To Nobody

    Down On The Farm: An Akinori Iwamura Bobblehead In Vero Beach Makes Perfect Sense…To Nobody

    August 23, 2007 at 8:30 am 4 comments

    Durham 8, Richmond 2. JP Howell struck out 9 and walked 2 in 8 innings. He was touched for 2 runs (1 earned) on only 4 hits. He did throw 2 wild pitches. Jay Witasick pitched a perfect 9th. Evan Longoria went 2-4 with 2 RBI. In 18 games, he […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Curt Schilling Just Wants You To Talk About Him

    [THE HANGOVER] Curt Schilling Just Wants You To Talk About Him

    August 22, 2007 at 11:11 am 2 comments

    Boston 8, Devil Rays 6.Rays fans are abuzz after Curt Schilling announced during a radio interview in Boston that he would consider playing for the Devil Rays after his contract expires at the end of the year. “It’s one of those situations you’d certainly have to look at. Knowing that […]

     
  • The Hangover: Quick And Painless

    The Hangover: Quick And Painless

    August 21, 2007 at 10:44 am 4 comments

    Tim Wakefield 6, Devil Rays 0. We got nothin’ today…Enjoy the links while Delmon Young flails and misses yet another Wakefield knuckler by 18 inches. And wake us when Kazmir finally stops throwing pitches in the first inning. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… In addition to being called up to the majors […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Two More Farmhands Take Home Awards

    Down On The Farm: Two More Farmhands Take Home Awards

    August 21, 2007 at 8:43 am 0 comments

    Montgomery 4, Birmingham 3. Wade Davis allowed only one base runner (a walk) and faced the minimum over the first 6 innings, taking a no-hitter into the 7th, before giving up a lead-off single. He struck out 5 and walked 1 in 6.2 innings to pick up his 5th win. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Joel Guzman Does Not Homer Or Strikeout. We Are Confused

    The Hangover: Joel Guzman Does Not Homer Or Strikeout. We Are Confused

    August 20, 2007 at 10:38 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays 4, Indians 3 (12 innings). PLAYING A LIL’ PEPPER WITH THE RAYS (random thoughts on yesterday’s game)…Joel Guzman hits singles? When did that start happening? How many people watched the game-winning hit and thought there was no way Jonny Gomes was going to score. We still aren’t sure […]

     
  • The Hangover: Upton Stolen Bases Down In 2007

    The Hangover: Upton Stolen Bases Down In 2007

    August 19, 2007 at 11:26 am 0 comments

    Indians 8, Devil Rays 1.BJ Upton is hitting .313 with a .397 OBP. By our count he has been on base 160 times, between Tampa Bay and his rehab stint earlier this season. Yet despite the number of the high number of times on base, he has only stolen 13 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Set To Resume Playing

    The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Set To Resume Playing

    August 18, 2007 at 11:37 am 1 comment

    Indians 2, Devil Rays 1. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Stuart Sternberg spoke to reporters before the game last night, and he came down hard on the entire organization. He vowed to spend more money and improve the club. [USA Today] “I know we’re going to be spending more money,” Sternberg said. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Suspended 50 Games

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Suspended 50 Games

    August 18, 2007 at 10:56 am 0 comments

    Turns out it was disciplinary and not a trade, with the discipline coming from Major League baseball and not the team. James Houser was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Pitching prospect Houser suspended [tampabay.com]Durham 3, Indianapolis 0. Jae Seo pitched 7.2 shutout innings. He […]