01. Players

  • The Hangover: Andy Sonnantine Solidifies His Spot In The Rotation

    The Hangover: Andy Sonnantine Solidifies His Spot In The Rotation

    July 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

    Angels 3, Devil Rays 0.Despite being “small” for a right-hander and despite not being blessed with a plus-fastball, Andy Sonnanstine breezed through the minors with amazing numbers. His status grew to almost legendary proportions among Devil Rays fans who had never even seen him pitch. For a team that always […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Chris Mason And Jeremy Hellickson Continue To Pick Up Wins

    Down On The Farm: Chris Mason And Jeremy Hellickson Continue To Pick Up Wins

    July 20, 2007 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    Montgomery 3, Carolina 2. Chris Mason struck out 8 in 6 innings to pick up his 12th win on the year. He allowed 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs. Dale Thayer picked up his 18th save with 2 scoreless innings. Fernando Perez was 2-5 and stole 2 bases. He […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Maturation Of BJ Upton

    The Hangover: The Maturation Of BJ Upton

    July 19, 2007 at 11:27 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 7, Angels 2. BJ Upton got off to a great start this season, hitting .365 the first month. In April and early May he was knocking the ball all over the place…but there was a catch. He was striking out at an enormous rate. While nobody expected Upton […]

     
  • The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    The Hangover: We’re Going Streaking!

    July 18, 2007 at 11:21 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays 8, Angels 3.The Rays may have produced their best all-around performance of the year. In doing so, they stretched their winning streak to 1 in a row, matching their fourth longest streak of the season. The Devil Rays now have two shots to pick up a second win […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Even Old Yeller Had To Be Shot

    [THE HANGOVER] In The End, Even Old Yeller Had To Be Shot

    July 16, 2007 at 11:06 am 1 comment

    Yankees 7, Devil Rays 6. The Devil Rays lost three of four games to the Yankees, but for the first time in almost a month, the Rays were competitive. The starting pitching was better, but they still don’t put in enough time on the mound. And the bullpen is…well the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann And Chris Mason Pick Up League-Leading Victories

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann And Chris Mason Pick Up League-Leading Victories

    July 16, 2007 at 8:05 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Buffalo 4. JK Ryu struck out 7 but allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. Mississippi 12, Montgomery 2. Jonathon Barratt gave up 6 runs (5 earned) in 3 innings. Two of the runs came as a result of bases loaded balks in the second inning. Fernando Perez was […]

     
  • The Hangover: BJ Upton Is Back In The Lineup Tonight

    The Hangover: BJ Upton Is Back In The Lineup Tonight

    July 13, 2007 at 4:20 pm 3 comments

    Yankees 7, Devil Rays 3.Sorry. Just Webtopia today. Feel free to throw poop at us in the comments. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton will be in the lineup tonight after missing 29 games. [TampaBay.com] Marc Lancaster has what he considers the biggest story lines of the second half for the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: BJ Upton Makes Final Rehab Start For Vero Beach

    Down On The Farm: BJ Upton Makes Final Rehab Start For Vero Beach

    July 13, 2007 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

    Buffalo 3, Durham 1. JP Howell made a spot-start for Durham with Joe Maddon deciding to skip him the first time through the rotation. He struck out 5 and walked none while allowing 2 runs in 5 innings. Michel Hernandez hit a solo home run to drive in the only […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    July 12, 2007 at 10:11 am 2 comments

    The Devil Rays open the second half with a four-game set against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. In baseball, momentum is only as good tomorrow’s starting pitcher which doesn’t usually bode too well for the Rays, but this series is huge for both Tampa Bay and New York. […]

     
  • The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    July 10, 2007 at 11:40 am 2 comments

    Benjamin Franklin said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Today we introduce exhibit #1 that Joe Maddon and the Devil Rays front office are insane… If we don’t come back after the break better in the bullpen, we’re not. […]