Jason Bartlett

  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Loses His Control

    July 25, 2008 at 10:29 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Akinori Iwamura’s defense. We can’t stop praising how seamlessly he has moved to his new position. If he does not win the gold glove, it would be a bigger injustice than Evan Longoria not winning the rookie of the year. Last night, the Rays turned 2 double-plays in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    [THE HANGOVER] Zobrist Gives Boost To Struggling Offense, Gets Demoted

    July 24, 2008 at 11:23 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields outside of the back-to-back home runs in the 2nd inning. After the 2 home runs, he retired 13 of the next 14 batters and faced the minimum over that span. Other than the 2 solo homers, he allowed only 4 hits and 1 run, striking out […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Might Be Demoted To Durham

    July 23, 2008 at 11:07 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Sometimes you watch a game and you just know early on that it is not the Rays’ night. It is easier on the liver. THE BAD: Andy Sonnanstine against the A’s this season. The Rays have only played the A’s 5 times and yet two of their worst […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    [THE HANGOVER] Balfour Is So Confident Now, He Will Tell Batters What Is Coming

    July 22, 2008 at 11:03 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir was at his best and kept his pitch count in check. After needing 18 pitches in the first, he only needed 67 over the next 5 innings and was able to work 7 full innings with 103 pitches… BJ Upton. Upton was 2-3 with 2 walks. […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Get Break At Much Needed Time

    July 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: We are back after a much-needed 7-day vacation and an even more needed 4-day mini-vacation for 22 of the players and all of the coaches and staff…The AL won the All-Star game with a little help from a couple of Rays. This is significant as it means if […]

     
  • [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    [THEO EPSTEIN] Theo Epstein Knows Little About Why Rays Are Winning

    June 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm 5 comments

    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein appeared on Cal Ripken’s XM Radio show, Ripken Baseball. Epstein was asked about the sudden surge of the Tampa Bay Rays. “Obviously they’ve been picking at the top part of the draft for the better part of a decade now and they haven’t missed with […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza 1-Hits The Marlins

    June 27, 2008 at 10:17 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza. Nothing we can write will give justice to just how dominating Garza was yesterday. 108 pitches, 76 for strikes. 1 hit, 1 walk. Faced only 1 over the minimum. 7 1-2-3 innings. Garza was strike-one to 19 of 28 batters (68%). On his bad days, that […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    [THE HANGOVER] Carl Crawford Is Starting To Look Familiar

    June 26, 2008 at 10:21 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The extra-base hits are coming more frequently for Carl Crawford. Last night CC drove in 5 with a pair of home runs. He has 5 extra-base hits in his last 7 games after only having 1 in the 10 previous games. He also has 6 multi-hit games in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Marlins Giftwrap The Rays 45th Win

    June 25, 2008 at 10:35 am 6 comments

    THE GOOD: Aki Iwamura’s 2-run home run in the 3rd. How did that get out of the park? That looked like a lazy flyball off the bat. In fact, it was Aki’s 200th career home run…The Top of the 8th could very easily fall in the bad category if not […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir Gives Up Game At Crucial Moment

    June 23, 2008 at 10:20 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s home run in the 2nd, his 12th. We don’t want to stretch this comparison too much, but Dirtbag’s stance and swing have always reminded us of Alex Rodriguez and both hitters are very similar in that they both generate an immense amount of power despite having […]