01. Players

  • The Return Of Jorge Cantu: Iwamura to DL

    The Return Of Jorge Cantu: Iwamura to DL

    April 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

    Jorge Cantu is back. Akinori Iwamura was placed on the DL today with a strained oblique muscle and Cantu was recalled from Durham to take his place. Honestly we are a bit surprised that Cantu was the choice, although there really isn’t a lot of offensive talent at Durham right […]

     
  • The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    The Hangover: Root For the Devil Rays At Your Own Risk

    April 24, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 10, Yankees 8.We love winnin’…it’s like better than losin’. The 2007 incarnation of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are going to be the death of us. The Rays beat the Yankees and in the process were involved in their 612th straight game decided by 2 runs or less. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Working Lots O’ Overtime

    Down On The Farm: Working Lots O’ Overtime

    April 23, 2007 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Toledo 7, Durham 4 (16 inn.). Lucky Vero Beach. The Rays had Sunday off while all three of the other minor league affiliates worked overtime. In Durham, Jeff Niemann gave up 3 runs in 5 innings and struck out 8. Seth McClung and Chad Orvella pitched a combined 5 hitless […]

     
  • The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    The Hangover: We All Aknew That Was Going To Happen

    April 23, 2007 at 8:07 am 0 comments

    Indians 6, Devil Rays 4.It is hard to get too upset when the worst is expected and the worst happens. The “highly potent” Rays offense was only able to manage 5 hits and once again the bullpen blew a lead. With Al Reyes unavailable after pitching in the first two […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Not Surprising That Fernando Perez Is An Ivy-Leaguer

    Down On The Farm: Not Surprising That Fernando Perez Is An Ivy-Leaguer

    April 21, 2007 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

    Durham 9, Columbus 8. After three straight strong starts, Jason Hammel was knocked around last night. He gave up 6 hits and 5 walks in 4 innings that led to 5 runs. Tim Corcoran pitched 3 scoreless innings as the Bulls rallied. Joel Guzman went 2-5 with his first home […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Not Strong In Loss

    April 21, 2007 at 8:00 am 0 comments

    Indians 4, Devil Rays 3.The headline reads “Jackson strong in loss”. What? When a starting pitcher walks 5 batters, that is not a strong performance. Yes, we know that 2 of those walks were intentional, but 3 walks in 6 innings is still not “strong”. When a pitcher has to […]

     
  • The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    The Hangover: A Day Off To Clear Our Heads

    April 20, 2007 at 8:47 am 0 comments

    We predicted a few days ago that Brendan Harris would start digging into Ben Zobrist’s playing time. That is starting to look like a reality. The question is whether the Brendan Harris we are seeing is the real Brendan Harris, or if we will soon see the player that was […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Has A Lot To Learn

    April 19, 2007 at 7:59 am 0 comments

    Orioles 6, Devil Rays 4. He is only 23…he is only 23…he is only 23…102 pitches in 4 innings. 6 hits, 4 walks. Scott Kazmir actually threw 60 strikes, which is not terrible, so it is not just his lack of control. He just throws too many pitches. Some how […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Is A Man Among Boys

    Down On The Farm: Jake McGee Is A Man Among Boys

    April 18, 2007 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

    Columbus 5, Durham 2. We admit we took a double-take when we saw the Bulls were playing Columbus. We momentarily forgot about the Columbus Clippers the former AAA affiliate of the Yankees. They are now the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals and not the low-A affiliate of the Devil […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jason Hammel Refuses To Get Lost In Durham Mix

    Down On The Farm: Jason Hammel Refuses To Get Lost In Durham Mix

    April 16, 2007 at 9:04 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Toledo 0. Chris Richard continues his torrid start with 3 more hits including his 4th home run. He is now hitting .355. Jorge Cantu went 1-4 with 2 RBI and Wes Bankston added 2 hits including his 2nd home run. Jason Hammel had his third straight strong outing […]