Elijah Dukes

  • 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: 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Makes Opening Day Roster Afterall

    April 1, 2007 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    The Rays concluded spring training with an 8-3 win over the Mets at the Trop. It’s too bad that the Rays couldn’t have played the Mets on a day that Scott Kazmir started. It would have been fun to see all the Mets fans at the Trop crying. The Rays […]

     
  • Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    Your 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster

    March 31, 2007 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

    The Rays made it official today as Jorge Cantu was demoted to Durham, making BJ Upton the Rays starting second baseman. It was probably the last we have seen of Cantu in a Rays uniform, as he has asked to be traded, stating that he “is not a minor league […]

     
  • 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 Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    The Devil Rays Need A Torii Hunter

    March 11, 2007 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

    Peter Gammons‘ latest ESPN Insider piece highlights a recent meeting between Torii Hunter and the Rays three young prospects B. J. Upton, Elijah Dukes and Delmon Young. Hunter, a former first round pick came from a troubled background to emerge as one of the top center fielders in baseball. He […]