01. Players

  • 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 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    June 18, 2007 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Rockies 4.Remember back in the off-season when the only position we were worried about was who would fill the enormous shoes of Travis Lee? Elijah Dukes took his first base mitt to the Arizona Fall League. Jonny Gomes borrowed a glove for about 3 hours early in […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Promoted; Rocco Baldelli Homers In Return

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Promoted; Rocco Baldelli Homers In Return

    June 18, 2007 at 8:15 am 0 comments

    Durham 7, Indy 3. Rocco Baldelli didn’t waste anytime getting his bat warmed up. In just the second at bat of his first live action in over a month, Baldelli hit a solo home run. He finished the game 1-3 with a walk as the Bulls’ DH. Justin Ruggiano went […]

     
  • The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    The Hangover: Shawn Camp Makes Us Want To Hurt Stuffed Animals

    June 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

    Rockies 12, Devil Rays 2.Prior to last night’s game, there were two instances that had yet to happen, but for which we had been bracing ourselves to occur eventually. James Shields is maturing into a great pitcher, and before last night he had been nearly perfect on the season. He […]

     
  • 2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    2007 Devil Rays Trade Value Index

    June 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of the 50 Most Valuable Players in baseball. We took Mr. Silver to task for not including Carl Crawford. Let’s just say we aren’t buying Nate a beer anytime soon. In light of this glaring omission, we thought it […]

     
  • The Hangover: Ruddy Lugo Ready To Unleash His Reading Prowess On Oakland Area Children

    The Hangover: Ruddy Lugo Ready To Unleash His Reading Prowess On Oakland Area Children

    June 15, 2007 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

    Padres 7, Devil Rays 1.JP Howell did his job. After a shaky first in which he gave up an unearned run on 1 hit and 2 walks, Howell settled down and faced only one over the minimum over the next 6 innings. Unfortunately, as soon as Gary Glover allowed the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Rediscovers His Slider

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Rediscovers His Slider

    June 15, 2007 at 11:51 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Indianapolis 0. We had a couple of things going on so we were going to skip this feature today. Of course by a “couple of things” we mean we didn’t get to sleep til real late. But nooooooo. Jeff Niemann has to go and toss 6.1 innings of […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Quits When It Matters Most

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Quits When It Matters Most

    June 14, 2007 at 10:31 am 3 comments

    Padres 9, Devil Rays 0.That should about do it for Edwin Jackson. We have tried to defend Jackson, even though he has been as bad as Jae Seo and Casey Fossum. We wanted the other two members of The Axis of Evil out of the rotation, but not Jackson. The […]