Grant Balfour

  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza And Navarro Scuffle In Dugout After Exchange On Mound

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza And Navarro Scuffle In Dugout After Exchange On Mound

    June 9, 2008 at 9:49 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: After Friday and Saturday wins, the Rays were playing with house-money. Winning series is the key, especially on the road and that is what the Rays did. THE BAD: Matt Garza AND Dioner Navarro. Garza was removed from the game after the 4th inning when he and Navi […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    [THE HANGOVER] Right Fielders Are To The Rays What QBs Are To Jon Gruden

    May 30, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett stole 3 bases, including 3rd base twice…BJ Upton threw a runner out at third base on the fly… THE BAD: The Golden Sombrero for Jonny Gomes…Edwin Jackson being Edwin. After 27 pitches in the 2nd inning we knew it was going to be a long night…Rays […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Chicago White Sox

    May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm 4 comments

    ODDSMAKERS Trading David Price to the Cardinals for Albert Pujols? We understand the temptation. The Cardinals are in rebuilding mode and are pitching-thin. The Rays have a set rotation, and a top pick that so far appears to be toying with minor league hitters. A Pujols in the Rays lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Discovers Strikezone, Dominates Rangers

    May 29, 2008 at 10:14 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza finally discovered the strikezone. He had shown improvement in his last start, but yesterday he was dominating. 10 strikeouts. 2 walks. 77 of 114 pitches for strikes (67.5%). He was also 23-30 (77%) in getting strike-one on the batter, and two of the batters in which […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Maintain Spot At Top Of Standings Despite Loss

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Maintain Spot At Top Of Standings Despite Loss

    May 15, 2008 at 10:30 am 0 comments

    Sorry guys…just the links today…Pulling double-duty over at MLB Trade Rumors. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] In case you missed it, the Rays have signed Scott Kazmir 3-year contract […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Duke To Make ’08 Debut Tonight

    April 4, 2008 at 7:53 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays did not lose their first series of the year. THE BAD: Successful teams win series, and the Rays blew their chance to win their first series of the year. THE TELLING: Fitting that the Rays are .500 after their first series. DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… After last […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    [THE HANGOVER] Matt Garza Offers Glimpses Of His Talent

    April 3, 2008 at 9:23 am 6 comments

    The Good: At times we saw exactly how dominating Matt Garza can be. After allowing a leadoff home run to Brian Roberts, Garza retired six straight and after back-to-back run scoring singles in the 3rd, he retired 8 of the next 9 batters with only a two-out walk mixed in…Yesterday […]

     
  • [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    [THE SATURDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Rays Opening Day Roster Is Now Set

    March 29, 2008 at 10:26 am 1 comment

    Tampa Bay Devil Dogs (2 days until opening day) DRG here again to get you through the weekend… Yesterday: Reds 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3. The Good: Carl Crawford was 3-4 with 2 doubles…Carlos Pena hit a ball so hard off the top of the wall in right field that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    [THE HANGOVER] Grant Balfour Admits Pressure Is Tough On Him

    March 28, 2008 at 8:32 am 7 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (28 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 9, Indians 7. The Good: Scott Dohmann retired all 4 batters he faced, including the final out of the 6th inning with the bases loaded…Another errorless game for the Rays who have 21 in the spring. Only 6 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    [THE HANGOVER] If Zobrist Is On DL, Bench Appears Set

    March 24, 2008 at 8:31 am 3 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (7 days until Opening Day) We have a busy, busy day planned here at RI, so be sure to check back early and often…Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 10, Reds 9. The Good: The two players that the Rays will rely on to be power sources in 2008, […]