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  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stretch Lead In Wild Card To 2 Games

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Stretch Lead In Wild Card To 2 Games

    May 21, 2008 at 9:41 am 7 comments

    THE GOOD: Scott Kazmir was able to keep his pitch count in check and worked 7 strong innings. In fact, outside of a 20 pitch 7th inning, Kid K was only at 77 pitches after 6 innings. For comparison, Kazmir was 4th in all baseball last season with 3,609 pitches […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Niamann To Make Second Start Since Demotion

    May 21, 2008 at 7:50 am 2 comments

    Durham @ Charlotte ppd (rain). Montgomery (off day) Tampa 1, Vero Beach 0. Ryan Morse worked 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits, but picked up a no-decision as the D-Rays could not get on the board…Vero Beach could only manage 3 hits and did not get a runner past […]

     
  • [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings: Week 8

    [POWER RANKINGS] The Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings: Week 8

    May 20, 2008 at 2:02 pm 16 comments

    It’s Tuesday so it is time to update the Tampa Bay Rays Power Rankings. These rankings are a combination of overall importance to the team and a general “who’s hot and who’s not”, mixed with how we currently feel about and perceive each member of the team. It is by […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm 1 comment

    Two years ago on Rays Index there was actually a time that we liked Aubrey Huff and he was winning games for the Rays instead of making a living hitting home runs against them. C’mon 5 More Minutes…Yes! [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Home Run In 13th Gets Rays Back On Winning Track

    May 20, 2008 at 9:33 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria. The kid was the man last night going 3-6, driving in 3, including 2 on a go-ahead home run in the top of the 13th. We may have seen a different side to the Dirtbag in that 13th inning at bat. With Carlos Pena on first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Hellickson Picks Up Another Win

    May 20, 2008 at 7:33 am 4 comments

    Durham (DNP) Montgomery 11, Tennessee 5.Mike Prochaska as victorious in his first start since his demotion from Durham. He allowed 3 run in 6.2 innings…Ronnie Merrill and Gabby Martinez homered for the Biscuits. Martinez drove in 4 on 3 hits. Vero Beach 6, Tampa 5. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 5-0, […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Oakland A’s

    May 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm 5 comments

    TOSS UP Eric Hinske or Gabe Gross? On May 11th, Cliff Floyd came off the DL and rejoined the Rays for the first time in over a month. As long as Floyd is healthy (and the Rays are playing in an AL park) he will be the Rays starting DH […]

     
  • [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    May 19, 2008 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

    Last week’s Rays Confidence Graph results. Below you will see two polls that ask about your confidence in the Tampa Bay Rays. Please take a moment to answer each question. We will present these same polls every Monday. The results will be presented in graphical form on Wednesday, and will […]

     
  • [PIT STAINS] They Are Called ‘Batting Practice’ Jerseys For A Reason

    [PIT STAINS] They Are Called ‘Batting Practice’ Jerseys For A Reason

    May 19, 2008 at 11:26 am 2 comments

    We laid out our complaint this morning about the idiotic idea to wear the Batting Practice jerseys during yesterday’s game, but here is the visual evidence to show just how atrocious this idea was. Here we get a nice view of Edwin Jackson’s pit-stain… Here we can see how the […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Anger Baseball Gods By Forgetting To Change Out Of BP Jerseys

    May 19, 2008 at 10:03 am 0 comments

    THE GOOD: Ben Zobrist getting the start. Everytime he did something good, we were rewarded with shots of his wife Julianna. That’s it. That was the only redeeming quality of yesterday’s game. THE BAD: Joe Maddon had some questionable (read: idiotic) pitching changes on Sunday. First he brings Dan Wheeler […]