Matt Garza

  • [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    [THE HANGOVER] Kazmir May Now Make One Less Second-Half Start Due To All-Star Appearance

    July 18, 2008 at 11:13 am 4 comments

    THE TELLING: Noticed this during the home run derby, but forgot about it…All of the All-Stars had their team’s logo on the right sleeve of the All-Star jerseys (ie. Cubs). However, Evan Longoria’s jersey had the Rays’ fish logo rather than the new sunburst logo. And yes, we are aware […]

     
  • [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] The Rays Are Magilicious

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Are Magilicious

    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 am 2 comments

    THE GOOD: Getting on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. The inning started with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch. Another HBP with Aki Iwamura at the plate drove in a run. That was followed by Carl Crawford’s second career grand slam, making it 6-3 and effectively killing the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Dominates Marlins For 5th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Dominates Marlins For 5th Win

    June 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Matt Garza stepped up after his meltdown in his previous start. Garza gave up only 1 run on 3 hits. He walked a batter and hit another…Evan Longoria is once again showing that not only is he the front-runner for Rookie of the Year, but he also deserves […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Sonnanstine Survives Shaky First To Pick Up 7th Win

    [THE HANGOVER] Sonnanstine Survives Shaky First To Pick Up 7th Win

    June 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine was lucky he only gave up 2 runs in the first inning. A strike-‘em-out-throw-‘em-out, got the Rays out of the top of the first only down 2-0. And the Rays offense did exactly what they needed, scoring twice in the bottom half of the inning on […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag And The Fat Catcher Carry Rays Over Angels

    June 10, 2008 at 10:24 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar and Dioner Navarro. Not only did they hit back-to-back-to-back and belly-to-belly-to-belly home runs in the 2nd inning for the first time in franchise history, but the trio went a combined 9-13 with 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…The Rays managed only 2 […]

     
  • [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] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    [THE HANGOVER] Sox Dared Garza To Throw Strike-One; Garza Doesn’t Deliver

    June 4, 2008 at 10:49 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Say what you will about Aki Iwamura, but this guy was born to hit in Fenway Park. His first at bat of the game was a typical Aki flyball to left field, only in Fenway that is a leadoff home run. Aki would hit 50 doubles if he […]

     
  • [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Kazmir Picks Up 5th Win In May

    [THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION] Kazmir Picks Up 5th Win In May

    June 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm 3 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA… Marc Topkin is up to his over-dramatic ways. According to Topkin the Rays success is mostly due to having Eric Hinske, Al Reyes and Dan Wheeler. Don’t get me wrong. Those players have […]