Pedro Alvarez

  • [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    [THE HANGOVER] The Rays Finally Catch A Couple Of Breaks

    August 28, 2008 at 10:02 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Finally, the Rays caught a couple of breaks. First was in the second inning after Matt Garza gave up a leadoff single. With the runner going on the pitch to stay out of a double-play, Lyle Overbay then hit a bouncer back up the middle that looked like […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Leads The IL In OBP And OPS

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Dan Johnson Leads The IL In OBP And OPS

    August 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm 2 comments

    Durham 6, Indianapolis 5. Nathan Haynes singled home the tying run in the top of the 9th and then scored the go-ahead run on a sac fly by Jon Weber…Jeff Niemann struck out 6 and walked 6 in 4.2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 5 runs. He also hit a […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Floyd’s Knees Miraculously Remain Intact Despite Scoring 4 Runs

    [THE HANGOVER] Floyd’s Knees Miraculously Remain Intact Despite Scoring 4 Runs

    August 15, 2008 at 10:04 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Cliff Floyd’s knees. Somehow Floyd’s legs were still intact after the game, despite having to run the bases a whopping 5 times. Twice Floyd had to score all the way from first base on extra-base hits by Willy Aybar. Floyd scored 4 runs in total. THE BAD: James […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Talent Or Need? Posey Or Alvarez? Rays Undecided?

    June 1, 2008 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    Pawtucket 14, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 10 runs in 4.2 innings including 4 home runs. Jon Weber, Justin Ruggiano and Elliot Johnson homered for the Bulls. Reid Brignac was 1-3 with his 20th double. Carolina 7, Montgomery 6. Chris Nowak and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez’ […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Please Don’t Draft Posey

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Please Don’t Draft Posey

    May 31, 2008 at 6:50 am 6 comments

    Durham 10, Pawtucket 6. Chattanooga 4, Montgomery 0. Vero Beach 6, Brevard Co. 2. Greenville 6, Columbus 3.NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… Desmond Jennings, who had yet to play this season, has been participating in extended spring games and could be activated today or tomorrow. [Biscuits Batter] No surprise […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    [THE HANGOVER] Don’t Forget To Cast Your Votes For Crawford (And Navarro)

    May 23, 2008 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    With yesterday’s off-day, we wanted to take a moment and promote our campaign to get CARL CRAWFORD (and Dioner Navarro) ELECTED TO START THE ALL-STAR GAME. As Rays fans we don’t necessarily need to generate all the votes necessary, but if we can get Crawford on a roll, when the […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scott Kazmir Rediscovers His Confidence

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scott Kazmir Rediscovers His Confidence

    May 11, 2008 at 11:01 am 5 comments

    DRG here again to get you through the weekend. I can be reached here.. The Good: The 2nd inning was Scott Kazmir’s coming out party. In the 1st inning, Kid K’d fastball was only 88-89, much like it was in his first start off the DL. However, in the 2nd […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Swept In Kazmir’s Return

    May 5, 2008 at 9:28 am 14 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena hitting his first home run in almost a month (Apr 12). THE BAD: With 2 on in the first, Evan Longoria hit a ball in left-center that would have been a sure double, IF Manny Being Manny was in left field. Instead he was DHing with […]

     
  • [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    [HAPPY HOUR] Rays Fall Out Of First Place

    April 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Bleacher Report breaks down the first month of the season for the Rays. [Bleacher Report] Her Rays breaks down the AL East after the first month. [Her Rays] The Rays are #9 in this week’s power rankings from The Sporting News. [The Sporting News] Big League Stew […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    April 15, 2008 at 9:19 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Not a god damned thing..OK…Evan Longoria’s first major league home run to tie up the game was a nice moment…And Joe Maddon actually sounding pieved in the post-game press conference was a refreshing change…Outside of that? Not a damn thing. THE BAD: We don’t want to talk about […]