Justin Ruggiano

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Climb Out Of Cellar

    April 25, 2008 at 10:14 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: A rare sac bunt from the Rays as Aki Iwamura moved Dioner Navarro to third base in the 3rd inning. Navi would score the Rays first run on a Carl Crawford ground out. How rare? That was the Rays second sac bunt this year. AL teams are averaging […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Ruggiano Joins Medlock, DiFelice Back In Durham

    April 25, 2008 at 12:17 am 0 comments

    Durham: Off Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jake McGee improved to 2-1 after holding Birmingham to 3 runs in 6 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 2. He did give up a solo home run in the 3rd…Erold Andrus and Sergio Pedroza had 2 hits apiece. Andrus added his 8th […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stay Undefeated In Orlando

    April 23, 2008 at 11:09 am 11 comments

    THE GOOD: James Shields showed us that he is a winner last night. He struggled early without his best stuff and with shoddy defense behind him, but fought through it and still managed to give Joe Maddon 7 innings. For all the changes to the bullpen, the biggest reason the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    [THE HANGOVER] Edwin Jackson Reverts Back To Nuke-Of-Old

    April 21, 2008 at 10:02 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: The Bullpen? Are we the only ones that think a huge bullpen implosion is just waiting to happen? Yesterday, four relievers combined for 4.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and no runs, while striking out 5. The bullpen now has an ERA of 2.70, a number that is […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Sonnanstine Is Masterful

    April 20, 2008 at 11:05 am 1 comment

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: Andy Sonnanstine. The End. The Bad: Baserunning. The End. The Telling: I don’t know if you have ever had an opportunity to watch a White Sox broadcast, but if not, you should put that […]

     
  • [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    [DAN JOHNSON] Rays Pick Dan Johnson Off Waivers From A’s

    April 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

    [Update 4:24 PM] Marc Lancaster is reporting that Calvin Medlock has been designated for assignment to clear room for Johnson on the 40-man roster. However, there is still no word on who is being dropped from the 25-man roster although Justin Ruggiano seems like the obvious choice. Lancaster also notes […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    [THE HANGOVER] Floyd And Garza Both To Miss At Least 4 Weeks

    April 10, 2008 at 8:27 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Willy Aybar collected 3 of the Rays 8 hits while Jason Bartlett was 2-2…With 1 run in already in the 6th, the O’s had 1st and 3rd with no outs. Andy Sonnanstine got out of the jam with a pop up to Aki Iwamura and then an inning-ending […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rocco Baldelli May Have Played His Last Game For The Rays

    March 12, 2008 at 4:06 pm 10 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until Opening Day) Not the best day in the world to be a Rays fan. We just reported about the cheapshots thrown by the Yankees in the today’s spring games (we apologize, for the excessive profanity). This came after this morning’s press conference to announce […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Elliot Johnson Is Reestablishing Himself As A Top Prospect

    [THE HANGOVER] Elliot Johnson Is Reestablishing Himself As A Top Prospect

    March 12, 2008 at 10:50 am 0 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until Opening Day) Yesterday: Tampa Bay Rays 7, Twins 1. Joe Maddon and Jim Hickey is starting to let their starters stretch it out early this year. James Shields worked 5 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 walk. His last inning was his […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Claim To Be Losing Money Despite Revenue Sharing That Exceeds Payroll

    January 26, 2008 at 9:02 am 5 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (19 days until pitchers and catchers report)Just links today on Bob Eucker’s birthday, the 10th anniversary of “I did not have sexual relations with that woman“, Australia Day, and National Peanut Brittle Day. We will celebrate by cooking some peanut brittle with our grandmother, and then hooking […]