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  • The Hangover: Dioner Navarro Is Still The Answer At Catcher

    The Hangover: Dioner Navarro Is Still The Answer At Catcher

    June 22, 2007 at 9:17 am 2 comments

    Devil Rays (off-day)With the off-day yesterday, we are going to try something different today. We feel like we have been rather harsh on a handful of players recently and we are not usually that negative. In our defense we supported Edwin Jackson for a long time even though his numbers […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    Down On The Farm: Josh Butler Has Solid Vero Beach Debut

    June 22, 2007 at 8:42 am 0 comments

    Durham 5, Scranton 1. Mitch Talbot struck out 6 and walked none in 6.1 innings. He gave up 1 run on 4 hits. Chad Orvella struck out 2 in 1.2 perfect innings. Since his return to Durham, Orvella has struck out 7 and only allowed 1 hit and no walks […]

     
  • The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    The Hangover: James Shields’ Growing Pains

    June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Diamondbacks 7, Devil Rays 4. James Shields was roughed up in his second straight start. As has been the case all season long, Shields was susceptible to the long ball allowing two home runs. The difference in the last two starts is that the home runs came at inopportune times, […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    Down On The Farm: Wade Davis Strong In AA Debut

    June 21, 2007 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    Scranton 7, Durham 4. After two straight strong outings by Jae Kuk Ryu, he was knocked around in his latest outing. Ryu was pulled after allowing the first two batters of the 5th inning to reach base. He is on a strict 75-pitch limit as he is converted back to […]

     
  • 11 Questions For Chad Orvella

    11 Questions For Chad Orvella

    June 20, 2007 at 10:40 am 5 comments

    Chad Orvella was recently sent to AAA Durham after 10 appearances with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In only his 4th full season as a pro, Orvella has spent parts of each of the last three seasons with the Devil Rays, but has yet to achieve the same level of […]

     
  • The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    The Hangover: Devil Rays Blow Yet Another Big Lead

    June 19, 2007 at 7:28 pm 6 comments

    Diamondbacks 10, Devil Rays 8. Remember the second moment that we were bracing for? Al Reyes blowing a save was that moment. We were starting to get a little too comfortable with Reyes at the back end of the bullpen. No closer is perfect and Reyes proved that last night […]

     
  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Is The Big Tease

    June 19, 2007 at 10:08 am 5 comments

    Devil Rays 10, D-Backs 2. Last night was as frustrating as a 10-2 win can ever be. Edwin Jackson pitched 4.2 innings before being removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Jackson was experiencing cramping in the index finger of his pitching hand. Last night was frustrating because on the […]

     
  • Down On The Farm: No Help On Horizon In Durham Bullpen

    Down On The Farm: No Help On Horizon In Durham Bullpen

    June 19, 2007 at 8:32 am 0 comments

    Scranton 7, Durham 5. Tony Peguero made his 3rd start of the season and gave up just 2 runs in 5 innings. Peguero did struggle with his control, walking 4. Taking a cue from their major league counterparts, the bullpen blew a 5-2 lead in the 7th. Steve Andrade was […]

     
  • Was Elijah Dukes In Japan Last Year?

    Was Elijah Dukes In Japan Last Year?

    June 18, 2007 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

    Despite the losses on Friday and Saturday nights, there was plenty to be happy about this weekend if you a Devil Rays fan. First, is the re-emergence of Jonny Gomes, who has three home runs since being recalled from Durham last week. And despite losing four of their last six […]

     
  • The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    The Hangover: Carlos Pena Is A Stabilizing Force

    June 18, 2007 at 8:44 am 0 comments

    Devil Rays 7, Rockies 4.Remember back in the off-season when the only position we were worried about was who would fill the enormous shoes of Travis Lee? Elijah Dukes took his first base mitt to the Arizona Fall League. Jonny Gomes borrowed a glove for about 3 hours early in […]