Akinori Iwamura

  • The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    The Hangover: A Sweet Dream Indeed

    April 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

    We had a dream last night that the Rays blew a lead late (as usual) against the Blue Jays but actually rallied to score 3 in the bottom of the 9th off of one of the best closers in baseball including a game-tying 2-run home run by Delmon Young, to […]

     
  • The Hangover: These Are The Rays Of Our Lives

    The Hangover: These Are The Rays Of Our Lives

    April 3, 2007 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

    The Rays fell to the Yankees on opening day 9-5. The loss reminded us an awful lot of 2006. Scott Kazmir looked good at times, but threw way too many pitches and couldn’t get an out in 6th inning, forcing Joe Maddon to turn to his bullpen much earlier than […]

     
  • Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    Gerry Hunsicker On WFAN in New York City

    March 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

    Gerry Hunsicker, the Rays Senior V. P. for baseball operations appeared yesterday on WFAN in New York City. Hunsicker, who has the most baseball experience in the Rays front office, was interviewed by Mike Francesa and Chris Russo of the #1 sports talk radio show in the country, Mike and […]

     
  • The Hangover: And The Wins Just Keep On Comin’

    The Hangover: And The Wins Just Keep On Comin’

    March 24, 2007 at 8:05 am 0 comments

    15 more runs and 14 more hits and the Rays have now won six of eight. Ben Zobrist and Jonny Gomes each homered. It was Gomes’ third of the spring. J. P. Howell staked his claim to the 5th spot in the rotation by pitching 5 innings of 1-run ball […]

     
  • The Hangover: Break Up The Devil Rays!

    The Hangover: Break Up The Devil Rays!

    March 22, 2007 at 7:42 am 0 comments

    16 runs and 29 hits in two days after the Rays 9-2 victory over the ‘Stros, and all of the sudden the Rays have won 4 of 6. James Shields struck out 6 in 5.1 innings but struggled with his control, walking 4. Seth McClung looked better, giving up only […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Set To Announce 2010 Opening Day Starter

    March 21, 2007 at 8:29 am 0 comments

    Courtesy of Paul Lukas of Uniwatch here is a shot of Akinori Iwamura wearing Oakley Thumps, with built-in MP3 player during warm-ups. Don’t look now, but the Rays have all of a sudden won three of their last five. Yesterday’s 7-0 victory over Cleveland was their best all-around performance of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Still Looking For First Gear

    March 20, 2007 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

    The Rays optioned Joel Guzman to AAA Durham on Monday. Guzman, who showed up to Spring Training slimmed down, impressed the coaches with his defensive ability at third base, but struggled with the bat. He was 4-29 with 2 doubles and a home run. Guzman has a long ways to […]

     
  • The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    The Hangover: Rays No Longer Seeking Bullpen Help

    March 18, 2007 at 2:30 pm 3 comments

    While many major league teams wear special green hats and/or uniforms on St. Patrick’s Day, the Rays actually chose to wear less green, going with a white cap with green bill (Another image is below). The players also wore their pants just below the knees in a welcomed old-school fashion. […]

     
  • The Hangover: What Was The Rays Bullpen Thinking?

    The Hangover: What Was The Rays Bullpen Thinking?

    March 17, 2007 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

    The bullpen forgot to blow the win last night. Akinori Iwamura felt a lot better after the game after driving in a run with just his second hit of the Spring. However, we wince at the idea that it was a “game-winning” RBI. The Rays won by five and it […]

     
  • The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    The Hangover: Another Candidate For The Job Seth McClung Does Not Have

    March 15, 2007 at 8:33 am 0 comments

    Moral victory last night. The Rays were losing the entire game so the ‘pen did not blow the lead. We never gave Brian Stokes much of a chance to win the fifth spot in the rotation and…what? We had Stokes in the rotation’s 5th spot earlier this week? Never happened. […]