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  • Down On The Farm: BJ Upton Makes Final Rehab Start For Vero Beach

    Down On The Farm: BJ Upton Makes Final Rehab Start For Vero Beach

    July 13, 2007 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

    Buffalo 3, Durham 1. JP Howell made a spot-start for Durham with Joe Maddon deciding to skip him the first time through the rotation. He struck out 5 and walked none while allowing 2 runs in 5 innings. Michel Hernandez hit a solo home run to drive in the only […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Seek Relevancy

    July 12, 2007 at 10:11 am 2 comments

    The Devil Rays open the second half with a four-game set against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. In baseball, momentum is only as good tomorrow’s starting pitcher which doesn’t usually bode too well for the Rays, but this series is huge for both Tampa Bay and New York. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Reid Brignac And His Bat Are Waking Up

    Down On The Farm: Reid Brignac And His Bat Are Waking Up

    July 12, 2007 at 8:10 am 0 comments

    Montgomery 8, Mississippi 7. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Reid Brignac hit a walk-off solo home run to give the Biscuits the win. He was 0-4 before the final at bat, but 13 hits and 3 home runs in his last 6 games. He did commit […]

     
  • The Hangover: Which Came First, The Crappy Pitching Or The Inept Defense?

    The Hangover: Which Came First, The Crappy Pitching Or The Inept Defense?

    July 11, 2007 at 11:08 am 1 comment

    Devil Rays (All-Star Break)The Devil Rays defense is a lot worse than we originally thought. Yesterday we linked to Vegas Watch which blames a lot of the team’s pitching woes on the team defense. We thought that was a bit of an anomaly and assumed the defense had at least […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Justin Ruggiano In AAA All-Star Game Tonight

    Down On The Farm: Justin Ruggiano In AAA All-Star Game Tonight

    July 11, 2007 at 9:08 am 0 comments

    Bristol 10, Princeton 5. NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM… On Monday night, three Montgomery Biscuits participated in the Southern League All-Star game. Catcher John Jaso had two singles in two at bats but was also charged with 2 passed balls. Pitcher Chris Mason struck out 2 and walked 1 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    The Hangover: Ben Franklin Thinks Joe Maddon Is Insane

    July 10, 2007 at 11:40 am 2 comments

    Benjamin Franklin said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Today we introduce exhibit #1 that Joe Maddon and the Devil Rays front office are insane… If we don’t come back after the break better in the bullpen, we’re not. […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Is Getting Closer To The Devil Rays

    Down On The Farm: Jeff Niemann Is Getting Closer To The Devil Rays

    July 10, 2007 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    Daytona 7, Vero Beach 6 (gm 1). Jake McGee struck out 11 in 6 innings but gave up 3 runs on 3 solo home runs. Greg Dupas gave up 4 unearned runs in the 7th to blow the lead, the final 3 coming on a 3-run home run with 2 […]

     
  • The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Likes To Get His Work In Early

    The Hangover: Scott Kazmir Likes To Get His Work In Early

    July 9, 2007 at 11:16 am 2 comments

    Royals 12, Devil Rays 4. 5 innings, 100 pitches. When we look back on the 2007 season, that could be the opening line. 5 innings, 100 pitches. The rest of the rotation (outside of James Shields) has been awful, but that was no surprise. The bullpen has been vomit-inducing, but […]

     
  • When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    July 9, 2007 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    We had heard about this home run hit by Joel Guzman a couple of weeks ago, but we just now came across the video. If you have never seen a game at the new DBAP in Durham, it may be difficult to appreciate exactly how far Guzman hit this ball. […]

     
  • When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    When Joel Guzman Makes Contact, The Baseball Says "Ouch"

    July 9, 2007 at 10:18 am 1 comment

    We had heard about this home run hit by Joel Guzman a couple of weeks ago, but we just now came across the video. If you have never seen a game at the new DBAP in Durham, it may be difficult to appreciate exactly how far Guzman hit this ball. […]