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  • [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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Has Strongest Outing Of ’08

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Wade Davis Has Strongest Outing Of ’08

    June 14, 2008 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

    Rochester 1, Durham 0. After his first bad start with the Bulls in his last outing, Jeremy Cummings rebounded nicely, throwing 4 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4…Juan Salas gave up only his 2nd run in his last 18 innings. He worked 2 […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Florida Marlins

    June 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm 2 comments

    FIRST INNING…The Rays just went 3-6 on a tough 9-game road trip, their worst stretch since going 3-8 after starting the season 3-1. Tampa Bay lost 2 of 3 series and went from 1.5 games up in the AL East to 2 games behind the Sox. Of a bigger concern […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    June 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index, we wrote our second open letter to Elijah Dukes. Another Open Letter To Elijah Dukes [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [Ken Griffey Jr] Floyd To Retire After Season; Griffey To The Rays?

    [Ken Griffey Jr] Floyd To Retire After Season; Griffey To The Rays?

    June 13, 2008 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

    According to John Heyman of ESPN.com, Cliff Floyd indicated that he will likely retire following this season. The Rays don’t have a set starting right fielder, but the lefthanded-hitting Eric Hinske (11 home runs, 31 RBI) has done a nice job as part of a rotation, and a righthanded hitter […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead Wild Card By 3 Games

    [THE HANGOVER] Rays Lead Wild Card By 3 Games

    June 13, 2008 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] Rays the Stakes lays out why they believe the Rays will have trouble hanging around this season…We’ve said it several times. The Rays will […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Richard And Reid Named Players Of The Month

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Richard And Reid Named Players Of The Month

    June 13, 2008 at 8:45 am 0 comments

    Rochester 9, Durham 4. Mitch Talbot picked up his first loss since April, dropping to 6-4. He was 5-0 in his previous 8 starts. He gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 5.1 innings…5 different Bulls had 2 hits apiece including Fernando Perez, who also stole his 18th base…Joel Guzman […]

     
  • [ELIJAH DUKES] New Team, New City, Same Elijah Dukes

    [ELIJAH DUKES] New Team, New City, Same Elijah Dukes

    June 12, 2008 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

    Last year we showed that Elijah Dukes behavior had little to do with playing for his hometown team. Sure enough, this past off-season the Rays traded Dukes to the Nationals and Dukes hasn’t changed. A week ago Elijah Dukes hit his first home run since May 30th of last year […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    [THE HANGOVER] Joe Maddon Ejected During Angels Series; In Other News, Water Is Wet

    June 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… Don’t forget to VOTE for Carl Crawford to start the all-star game. If you haven’t voted yet today, go NOW! [MLB All-Star Voting] Why go against the odds? Before this series we predicted that Joe Maddon would not be ejected during this series despite having 3 of […]

     
  • How Does One Quantify 10 Years Of Sucktitude? Fastest Franchise To 1,000 Losses!

    How Does One Quantify 10 Years Of Sucktitude? Fastest Franchise To 1,000 Losses!

    June 12, 2008 at 9:20 am 17 comments

    Yesterday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays became the 29th franchise in baseball history to lose 1,000 games. And it only took 10 years and 73 days, easily out-distancing the Arizona Diamondbacks who now stand at 853-833 and bettering the previous mark by 10 days. The San Diego Padres needed 10 […]