Akinori Iwamura

  • 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: Bullpen Does Their Job Against The Indians

    The Hangover: Bullpen Does Their Job Against The Indians

    April 22, 2007 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Cleveland 5.After last night’s victory the Rays have another opportunity to win a series when James Shields takes the mound. Last night the Rays battled back from an early 2-0 deficit and rebounded after blowing a 5-2 lead. Jae Seo picked up just his second win as […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • The Hangover: The New And Improved Casey Fossum?

    The Hangover: The New And Improved Casey Fossum?

    April 18, 2007 at 8:51 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Orioles 4. We said going into this series that the Rays needed to win two out of three. Anything less and they would be digging themselves a hole that would be difficult to get out of, both in terms of standings and psychologically. After Monday night’s debacle […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminds Us That He Is Still Edwin Jackson

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminds Us That He Is Still Edwin Jackson

    April 15, 2007 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

    Minnesota 12, D-Rays 5.Edwin Jackson threw 66 pitches in 3+ innings and only 33 were for strikes. He also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. The defense did not help matters by throwing a few of their own wild pitches. After going the entire first week without an […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Finally Get To The Twins And Johan Santana

    The Hangover: The Rays Finally Get To The Twins And Johan Santana

    April 14, 2007 at 10:48 am 0 comments

    Thursday night’s game will now be known as “The Game We Do Not Speak Of.” Carl Crawford made up for it when left fielder Josh Rabe played CC’s single into an inside-the-park home run in the Rays 4-2 win over the Twins. Scott Kazmir did his part and out-dueled the […]

     
  • The Hangover: 7+2 Equals Rare Road Win

    The Hangover: 7+2 Equals Rare Road Win

    April 12, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    Every once and a while the Devil Rays are capable of putting together a complete game. Last night’s 6-5 win over the Rangers was far from perfect, but we could see the signs. The offense is going to score runs. This will not be a problem on most nights for […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    The Hangover: The Rays Being The Rays

    April 11, 2007 at 8:22 am 0 comments

    Jae Seo was awful last night. Yes, the defense was atrocious with 3 errors in the Rays 12-9 loss to the Rangers, their 4th straight. Still, Seo gave up 8 hits, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 1 wild pitch and 10 runs (5 earned) in 3 innings. The Rangers have […]

     
  • The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    The Hangover: The Bullpen Couldn’t Hit Water

    April 10, 2007 at 8:21 am 0 comments

    The Rays dropped their third straight, 8-4 to the Rangers in Arlington. Edwin Jackson made hist first start of the season. He had pop on his fastball, hitting 96-97 regularly. He also had control, with only 1 walk. But he did not have command. He gave up 8 hits and […]

     
  • The Hangover: Strikeouts Are Fascist, Groundballs Are More Democratic

    The Hangover: Strikeouts Are Fascist, Groundballs Are More Democratic

    April 9, 2007 at 8:12 am 0 comments

    Roy Halladay reminded Scott Kazmir yesterday that he owns a Cy Young award and Kid K doesn’t. Kid K looked overpowering at times, striking out 8 of the first 9 hitters he faced, but he also gave up 2 home runs and 4 runs total in 7 innings as the […]