01. Players

  • Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    Down On The Farm: We Better Start Remembering The Name Ryan Royster

    August 14, 2007 at 8:38 am 0 comments

    Durham 4, Charlotte 0. Mitch Talbot moved to 11-8 with 7 shutout innings. He is 5-1 in his last 6 starts and now tied with teammate Jeff Niemann for the IL lead in victories. Wes Bankston hit his 11th home run. Evan Longoria was given the night off. Columbus 5, […]

     
  • The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    The Hangover: Jason Hammel Pitching Himself Out Of The 2008 Rotation

    August 13, 2007 at 11:13 am 0 comments

    Rangers 9, Devil Rays 1. Jason Hammel deserved a few starts worth of buffer from criticism as he adjusted back to being a starting pitcher. After making 13 starts in Durham, Hammel was called up to the Rays and inserted into the bullpen. At first it appeared as though he […]

     
  • The Hangover: Casey Fossum Tries Not To Let Door Hit Him In The Ass On The Way Out

    The Hangover: Casey Fossum Tries Not To Let Door Hit Him In The Ass On The Way Out

    August 11, 2007 at 2:19 pm 3 comments

    Rangers 7, Devil Rays 4.Remember that 2-game winning streak and series-split in Detroit? Seems like a distant memory after last night’s loss and knowing that Edwin Jackson is on the mound tonight. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Andy Sonnanstine is learning that what worked in the minors is not necessarily going to […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Dirtbag May Bring Home Southern League’s Top Honor

    Down On The Farm: Dirtbag May Bring Home Southern League’s Top Honor

    August 11, 2007 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

    Toledo 4, Durham 0. Mike Prochaska walked 6 in 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). The Bulls collected only 4 hits, 2 by Justin Ruggiano who also stole his 22nd and 23rd bases of the season. Evan Longoria was 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Montgomery 7, Chattanooga 4. Gabriel […]

     
  • The Hangover: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

    The Hangover: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

    August 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

    Devil Rays 4, Tiggers 0. We have a favorite saying around these parts. Baseball is about three things…Pitching, pitching, pitching. We can’t emphasize it enough. It is amazing how good a team can look when they get good pitching. After losing their previous three games and last eight road games, […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee’s AA Debut A Wild One

    Down On The Farm: Jake McGee’s AA Debut A Wild One

    August 10, 2007 at 10:11 am 0 comments

    Durham 9, Toledo 3. JK Ryu had his best start since being converted back from a relief a pitcher. In 6 shutout innings, he struck out 7 and walked only 1. Dale Thayer made his AAA debut for the Devil Rays and struggled with his control. He gave up 2 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dioner Navarro Is Just A Lil’ Guy

    [THE HANGOVER] Dioner Navarro Is Just A Lil’ Guy

    August 9, 2007 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Tiggers 1. Dioner Navarro was 3-5 last night to raise his average above .200 for the first time (.201) since May 15. He also hit his 4th home in the last three weeks, after only hitting one in the first three and a half months. Once considered […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Casey Fossum-Era Comes To An End, One Season Too Late

    The Hangover: The Casey Fossum-Era Comes To An End, One Season Too Late

    August 8, 2007 at 10:52 am 0 comments

    Tiggers 9, Devil Rays 6. Just the links for now. We will be back in a little while. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton has taken to centerfield very well but he is still learning how to play the position. In the meantime he will struggle with mental errors such as […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Joins Wade Davis In Montgomery

    Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Joins Wade Davis In Montgomery

    August 8, 2007 at 9:52 am 2 comments

    Columbus 4, Durham 1. The Bulls managed 10 hits but only 1 run. The one run came via Evan Longoria’s first home run at AAA. He was 1-3 with a walk and is hitting .313 with 4 RBI in 5 games. Justin Ruggiano collected 3 hits in 4 at bats […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Close To Returning

    The Hangover: Rocco Baldelli Close To Returning

    August 7, 2007 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

    Tiggers 6, Devil Rays 4. New bullpen, still the same ole Devil Rays. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Amazingly the Rays are only 5th in baseball with 59 blown leads. However, they are second only to the Houston Astros, having blown 58.4% of their leads. Is the Astros bullpen really that bad? […]