Troy Percival

  • [THE HANGOVER] Rumors Of The Rays Demise Have Been Greatly Exagerated

    [THE HANGOVER] Rumors Of The Rays Demise Have Been Greatly Exagerated

    September 11, 2008 at 10:12 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. Facing the Red Sox for the first time this season, Duke didn’t disappoint. Despite hitting 2 batters (he only had 3 entering the game), he did not walk a batter and struck out 7, giving up only 1 unearned run…Carlos Pena. We thought it was just […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead In East Dwindles; Playoff Hopes Still Safe

    September 8, 2008 at 10:38 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: The Rays have the 2nd best record in baseball, only a half-game behind the Angels for the best record in the AL…The Rays lead the Twins by 9 games in the loss column. Keep in mind that not only do the Red Sox have to pass the Rays, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Sweep O’s; Magic Number Now 19

    September 1, 2008 at 10:10 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jason Bartlett’s first home run with the Rays. We honestly wondered if he would ever hit an over-the-fence home run with the Rays. We have seen players with “warning track power” and Jason doesn’t even have that. And we wonder if Bartlett actually enjoyed getting plunked his next […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Second Straight; Magic Number For Wild Card Now 26

    August 27, 2008 at 10:33 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: After all that has happened in the past 3 days the Rays still lead the Red Sox by 4 games in the loss column with the hapless O’s coming to town next and the Red Sox still have 2 more games in Yankee Stadium and then have to […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Magic Number Is Now 32

    August 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm 2 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Troy Percival will throw from a mound on Monday and said he could pitch now but will throw a couple of bullpen sessions until the team deems him ready. [St. Pete Times] Joe Maddon’s managerial style is certainly unique. John Romano says Maddon has “ignored the safer, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 33 Despite Upton’s Mental Mistake

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Drop Magic Number To 33 Despite Upton’s Mental Mistake

    August 19, 2008 at 11:06 am 1 comment

    THE GOOD: Andy Sonnanstine. All The Duke does is win, improving to 13-6 on the season. Show of hands: Who thought Sonny would be leading the Rays in wins in the middle of August? Put your damn hands down. Of course, Duke did his best Scott Kazmir impersonation last night, […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Genuflects To Babe Ruth Josh Hamilton

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Genuflects To Babe Ruth Josh Hamilton

    August 18, 2008 at 10:00 am 12 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena continues his torrid pace, hitting another home run, his 25th and 10th in last 22 games…BJ Upton returned to the lineup and took out his frustrations on the Rangers, hitting a line drive double down the left field line and following later with a home run […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Garza Saves Overworked Bullpen With 2-Hit Shutout

    [THE HANGOVER] Garza Saves Overworked Bullpen With 2-Hit Shutout

    August 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

    THE GOOD: The “Good” starts and ends with Matt Garza who pitched a 2-hitter for his second shutout of the season. One night after Joe Maddon was forced to use all 7 of his relief pitchers in an extra-inning contest, it was imperative Garza work deep into the night and […]

     
  • [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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Can Only Manage Split In KC

    July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Got nothin’ THE BAD: Using the batting practice jerseys during a game. We have made our feelings known about this in the past. And we are not the only ones that hate the idea…Yet another GIDP for Carl Crawford…Anytime Jason Hammel is in a game. Not just because […]