01. Players

  • Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Latest Prospect To Win Honor

    Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Latest Prospect To Win Honor

    May 31, 2007 at 10:31 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Ottawa 3. Two hits and two wild pitches led to a run in the first inning, but Jeff Niemann settled down and did not allow a run over the next 4 frames. Still, while Niemann was good, he was not dominating. He failed to record a 1-2-3 inning […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Another Pitcher-Of-The-Week Award For Durham

    Down On The Farm: Another Pitcher-Of-The-Week Award For Durham

    May 30, 2007 at 9:07 am 1 comment

    Ottawa 2, Durham 0. JP Howell fell to 3-5 after giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 innings on 4 hits and 1 walk. Ben Zobrist’s bat is finally waking up. He had 2 hits in 4 at bats and has multi-hit games in 4 of the last 7 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminded Why He Wears A Glove. We Are Reminded Why He Is In The Majors

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminded Why He Wears A Glove. We Are Reminded Why He Is In The Majors

    May 29, 2007 at 11:22 am 2 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Tigers 5. If someone would have approached us and said “would you sign for being tied with the Yankees after 49 games?” We would have been idiots to say ‘no’, yet somehow being tied with the Yankees and 13.5 games behind the Pink Hats is not so […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jason Hammel Makes Case For Rays Open Rotation Slot

    Down On The Farm: Jason Hammel Makes Case For Rays Open Rotation Slot

    May 29, 2007 at 9:21 am 1 comment

    Durham 8, Ottawa 0. Bulls pitchers run their scoreless streak to 19 consecutive innings. Yesterday, Jason Hammel pitched a complete game 5-hit shutout. He struck out 6 and walked none to lower his ERA to 2.85. Justin Ruggiano hit a home run for the second consecutive game and now has […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Unhittable When It Rains

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Unhittable When It Rains

    May 27, 2007 at 2:12 pm 3 comments

    Devil Rays @ White Sox, ppd.Edwin Jackson was pushed back a few days in the rotation and given an extra bullpen session. The extra session was designed to work on a slight mechanical flaw in Jackson’s motion. After the long layoff Jackson had his best performance of the season. Turns […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: A Grand Debut For Matt Spring

    Down On The Farm: A Grand Debut For Matt Spring

    May 25, 2007 at 9:18 am 0 comments

    Durham 10, Rochester 6 (14 inn). Second straight strong start for JP Howell as he tries to get back on the radar with the Rays front office. Howell threw 5 shutout innings of 1-hit, 1 walk ball. He struck out 3. He retired 11 of the last 12 batters he […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Allergic To Basepaths

    May 24, 2007 at 10:10 am 0 comments

    Mariners 5, Devil Rays 1.The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are still tied for second in the AL with 54 home runs, yet they rank 12th in the AL with 196 runs scored. Only the Mariners and White Sox have scored fewer runs. Why the problem scoring runs? The Devil Rays […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Drives In Seven

    Down On The Farm: Ryan Royster Drives In Seven

    May 24, 2007 at 8:13 am 0 comments

    Mississippi 4, Montgomery 3. Chris Seddon had his second straight shaky outing. He gave up 5 hits and 4 walks that led to 4 runs. He fell to 3-3 with a 4.65 ERA on the season. Evan Longoria was 1-4 with a 2-run double. Jason Pridie was 3-4 and is […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    [THE HANGOVER] We Knew The Bullpen Was Bad, But Geez

    May 22, 2007 at 10:00 am 4 comments

    Something smells…Let’s see if we can figure out what it is… Yesterday, somebody in the comments section asked about the number of runners inherited that Shawn Camp had allowed to score this year. Of course, we really don’t need a statistics to tell us that the answer is somewhere between […]

     
  • The Devil Rays Had This Promotion A Few Times This Year Already

    The Devil Rays Had This Promotion A Few Times This Year Already

    May 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

    The Devil Rays single-A affiliate, the Vero Beach Devil Rays, will hold the promotion to end all promotions tonight when they host “Awful Night”. Awful night will contain some of the most awful promotions, music, food, giveaways, and entertainment that you will ever see at a Minor League Baseball game. […]