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  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Is Ready; May Be Forced To Wait A Few More Days

    August 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

    DEVIL RAYS WEBTOPIA… BJ Upton was benched for this afternoon’s game for not running out a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 9th inning of last night’s game. Joe Maddon did not rule out using him late in the game. [The Heater] As we expected, Rocco Baldelli is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Zobrist Named IL Player Of The Week

    August 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Durham 9, Richmond 6. Heath Phillips made his 2nd start for the Bulls and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings…Juan Salas pitched 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts and Scott Dohmann got his 17th save with a perfect 9th…6 different Bulls had at least 2 hits including Justin Ruggiano […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    [THE HANGOVER] Jonny Gomes Demoted, Rocco Will Have To Wait

    August 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm 6 comments

    THE BAD: We were orignally planning to bring back the Live Blog-A-Baloo of the week on Wednesday. We are long overdue for an installment and Wednesday could be the ’08 debut of Rocco Baldelli. But, when the casting director for a very popular NBC drama calls and asks if you […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Brignac In Major Slump Since Being Demoted

    August 5, 2008 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

    Durham 5, Richmond 0. Wade Davis improved to 3-0 in triple-A with 6 shutout innings. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5…Fernando Perez, Ben Zobrist and Chris Richard had 3 hits apiece while Reid Brignac finished 0-4. Brignac is 10-60 (.167) since being demoted to Durham […]

     
  • [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Cleveland Indians

    [SHOWER-SHOE FUNGUS] Playing A Little Pepper: Cleveland Indians

    August 4, 2008 at 3:50 pm 13 comments

    FIRST INNING A look back…On Sunday, Troy Percival blew a save for the third time this season…Can Percival be trusted right now with a 1-run lead? The Rays are 3-0 in games in which Percival has blown a save. Still, it was the 3rd time since coming off the DL, […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    August 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm 1 comment

    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 […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    [THE HANGOVER] Rocco Baldelli Could Be Activated As Early As Today

    August 4, 2008 at 11:51 am 5 comments

    THE GOOD: Rally Time. The Rays are now 3-0 in games in which Troy Percival blew a save and are 27-0 in games in which he has appeared. THE BAD: The offense for the first 6 innings. Prior to the 7th inning, the Rays only hit was an infield single […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] John Jaso Homers And Drives In 6 For Bulls

    August 4, 2008 at 11:21 am 2 comments

    Charlotte 12, Durham 7. Jeff Niemann gave up 2 home runs and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 2…John Jaso was 2-4 with a grand slam, his first triple-A home run. He drove in 6 for the game and is 17-46 (.370) in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Thinks He Has A Part-Time Job

    [THE HANGOVER] Scott Kazmir Thinks He Has A Part-Time Job

    August 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

    THE GOOD: The offense. It was only 5 runs, but we are starting to see signs of the bats coming out of their funk. Carlos Pena homered. Again. His 5th in 14 games since the all-star break. Carl Crawford tripled. Again. His 5th in 6 games. Evan Longoria homered. Again. […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Baldelli Feels He Is Back In Baseball Shape

    August 2, 2008 at 11:52 am 0 comments

    Durham 8, Buffalo 7. Ben Hendrickson allowed 7 runs (6 earned) in 3.2 innings…Ben Zobrist, Dan Johnson and Chris Richard all homered for the Bulls and John Jaso went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Montgomery 6, West Tenn 5. Ryan Reid blew a save when he hit a batter and walked […]