Akinori Iwamura

  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Find Way To Lose Despite 18 Hits

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Find Way To Lose Despite 18 Hits

    May 18, 2008 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: 2-out RBI and an offense that didn’t quit. 5 of the 8 runs were scored with 2 out and the Rays bats rallied from down 8-4 to tie the game in the 8th inning. […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: St. Louis Cardinals

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: St. Louis Cardinals

    May 16, 2008 at 4:23 pm 6 comments

    Over/Unders: 88 wins for the Rays, as predicted by PECOTA in the preseason: The Rays as of today, sit at 24-17. In order to win 88 games, they need to only go 64-57. In other words, they have played 7-over .500 in the first quarter of the season and need […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scott Kazmir Rediscovers His Confidence

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scott Kazmir Rediscovers His Confidence

    May 11, 2008 at 11:01 am 5 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: The 2nd inning was Scott Kazmir’s coming out party. In the 1st inning, Kid K’d fastball was only 88-89, much like it was in his first start off the DL. However, in the 2nd […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    May 5, 2008 at 9:28 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena hitting his first home run in almost a month (Apr 12). THE BAD: With 2 on in the first, Evan Longoria hit a ball in left-center that would have been a sure double, IF Manny Being Manny was in left field. Instead he was DHing with […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Aki Rescues The Rays

    April 27, 2008 at 11:47 am 4 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: To quote a commenter from last night: Akinori Iwamura… you beautiful, beautiful small little Japanese man. Although I might worry a little for Aki’s safety today. He did a nice little bat flip and […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. After barely surviving a first inning in which he loaded the bases with only one out, he got out of it without allowing a run. He followed that up by facing only 2 over the minimum until he gave up a lead off home run in […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Could Use Sonnanstine In The Bullpen

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Could Use Sonnanstine In The Bullpen

    March 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (10 days until Opening Day) Night game tonight. No BJ Upton or Akinori Iwamura until Sunday. Andy Sonnanstine gets the start. A solid outing would probably secure his spot in the rotation if there is still any doubt. Evan Longoria will start at third base. If the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Several Roster Decisions Still Pending

    [THE HANGOVER] Several Roster Decisions Still Pending

    March 21, 2008 at 8:23 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (10 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Indians 4. The Good: Dioner Navarro continues his hot spring, going 2-2 with a double, home run and a walk. He is now 11-28 (.393) on the spring with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and a OPS. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Being Edwin Jackson

    March 10, 2008 at 8:37 am 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (21 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4. Edwin Jacskon allowed all 6 runs in the second inning on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 errors. Jackson retired the last 6 batters he faced in the 3rd and 4th and 5 other pitchers […]

     
  • [WEEK IN REVIEW] The Past Week In Pictures

    [WEEK IN REVIEW] The Past Week In Pictures

    March 9, 2008 at 5:50 pm 0 comments