Darin Downs

  • Where Have All The Rays Lefty Relievers Gone?

    Where Have All The Rays Lefty Relievers Gone?

    April 19, 2010 at 9:00 am 8 comments

    Chris from Watching Durham Bulls Baseball brought to our attention a glaring weakness in the Rays organizational depth. Not only is there only one active lefty in the Rays bullpen. There are very few lefty options in the minor leagues right now… RAYS – Randy Choate, (JP Howell on DL) AAA […]

  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 2010 DH, The Rays Young Guns And Some Minor Awards

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss 2010 DH, The Rays Young Guns And Some Minor Awards

    September 22, 2009 at 11:36 am 9 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… With the Red Sox loss last night, the Rays tragic number is still 1, with one more Rays loss or Sox win and […]

  • Down On The Farm: Durham Bulls Are International League Champs

    September 18, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

    Durham 3, Scranton/WB 2 (Bulls win series 3-0). The Bulls won the IL championship in come-from-behind fashion. After getting just 1 hit in the first 7 innings, Durham scored twice in the 8th to tie it on a Desmond Jennings two-out single. And then the Bulls scored the go-ahead run […]

  • Down On The Farm: Charlotte Loses Decisive Game; Durham Takes 2-0 Lead

    September 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

    Durham 4, Scranton/WB 1 (Durham leads 2-0). Durham takes a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-5 series.  Mitch Talbot struggled with his control, walking 3 and giving up 3 hits in just 3.1 innings, but allowed only 1 unearned run…Rashad Eldridge, provided most of the offense, with 2 RBI doubles […]

  • Down On The Farm: Andy Sonnanstine Struggles In Latest Start

    August 20, 2009 at 6:36 am 5 comments

    Charlotte 8, Durham 1. Andy Sonnanstine got pounded for 5 runs in 6 innings on 9 hits and 2 walks…Desmond Jennings went 3-4 with a double, triple and 2 stolen bases…Jon Weber had the only RBI. Birmingham 3, Montgomery 1 (gm 1). Rayner Oliveros allowed 3 runs in 6 innings…Jose […]

  • Down On The Farm: Downs Still In Hospital After Being Hit By Line Drive

    August 19, 2009 at 6:37 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Charlotte 2. Wade Davis picked up his 10th win with one of his best outings of the season. In 7.2 innings, he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4, besting Jake Peavy who started for Charlotte on a rehab assignment…Dale Thayer picked […]

  • Down On The Farm: Downs Struck In Head With Line Drive

    August 18, 2009 at 6:34 am 0 comments

    Scranton/WB 9, Durham 3. Jason Cromer allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 4…Aki Iwamura went 0-3 with a walk as the DH…Desmond Jennings went 1-5 with an RBI and his 6th steal…Matt Joyce went 0-2 with 2 walks while Chris Richard hit […]

  • Down On The Farm: Downs Makes Double-A Debut

    August 11, 2009 at 6:53 am 0 comments

    Gwinnett 6, Durham 3. Jeremy Hellickson picked up his first triple-A loss, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) in 6.1 innings. He struck out 5 and walked none. He did retire the first 10 batters he faced, only to begin unraveling in the 5th…Desmond Jennings was 2-5 and Reid Brignac had […]

  • Down On The Farm: Downs Promoted To Double-A

    August 7, 2009 at 6:00 am 2 comments

    Durham 5, Syracuse 3. Carlos Hernandez did not allow a hit but was pulled after 4 innings having given up a run on 3 walks. The one run came in the first on a sac fly…Desmond Jennings went 2-3 with a walk a stolen base and he scored twice…Justin Ruggiano […]

  • Down On The Farm: Downs Continues To Dominate FSL

    July 26, 2009 at 10:16 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Norfolk 3 (gm 1). Carlos Hernandez picked up his 6th win holding Norfolk to 1 run on 6 hits and no walks in 5 innings…Reid Brignac was pulled in the 3rd inning for either not hustling or with a sore leg depending on who you talk to. The […]