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  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Evan Meek Could Be On His Way Back To Rays

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Evan Meek Could Be On His Way Back To Rays

    May 5, 2008 at 7:00 am 0 comments

    Scranton 9, Durham 5. Chris Mason has yet to adjust to life in AAA, dropping to 1-4 with his latest outing. In 6.1 innings, he struck out 7 but gave up 6 runs (5 earned)…Reid Brignac was 2-4 and hit his 3rd home run, a 2-run shot…Joel Guzman is sudenly […]

     
  • [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    [JEFF NIEMANN] Jeff Niemann Has Not Pitched In 16 Days And The Rays Won’t Say Why

    May 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm 3 comments

    [Update 2:14 PM] (See Comments) Either the Tampa Tribune or the Rays can’t decide what is wrong with Niemann. On April 28, Marc Lancaster reported that Niemann had “Minor soreness in his upper back”. In the link below, Lancaster says Niemann has “arm soreness”. [Update 12:56 PM] (See Comments: Thanks […]

     
  • [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Looking More And More Like Joe Maddon Will Be Back In 2009

    [TWO STEPS OR DIE] Looking More And More Like Joe Maddon Will Be Back In 2009

    May 4, 2008 at 11:34 am 0 comments

    I do not want to place a number on how many wins Papa Joe needed in order to earn an extension. Obviously Stuart Sternberg and Andrew Friedman will judge a number of factors before making a decision. Each week I will take a look at how Maddon is performing in […]

     
  • THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scot Kazmir To Make 2008 Debut Today

    THE SUNDAY MORNING REVOLUTION: Scot Kazmir To Make 2008 Debut Today

    May 4, 2008 at 10:07 am 0 comments

    DRG here again. I can be reached here. The Good: Lot’s o’ alcohol during a game like that. The Bad: James Shields outing was only 1 out longer than his shortest ever, a 3.1 inning performance last July against the Yankees in which he gave up 10 runs…JP Howell’s first […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Picks Up Third Win

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Picks Up Third Win

    May 4, 2008 at 7:47 am 2 comments

    Scranton 15, Durham 8. Mike Prochaska was knocked out after 3 innings, after giving up 6 runs including 4 in the first. Fernando Perez was 0-5. Reid Brignac was 2-4 and had a double. Dan Johnson, Jon Weber, John Rodriguez and Mike DiFelice added homers. Montgomery 6, Huntsville 1. Richard […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] One Year Ago On Rays Index

    May 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

    One year ago on Rays Index we noted that James Shields had surpassed Scott Kazmir as the Rays ace. James “The Greater” Quietly Surpasses Kazmir As Rays Ace [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    [THE HANGOVER] Rain Doesn’t Help Rays’ Cause

    May 3, 2008 at 11:24 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Evan Longoria’s walk in the 2nd. Dirtbag is struggling and Joe Maddon always said he wanted to see how he would handle a slump. Even if the hits aren’t coming right now, you want to see that he still has a mastery of the strike zone and is […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Ejected After Hitting Matt LaPorta

    May 3, 2008 at 10:47 am 0 comments

    Scranton 6, Durham 1 (game 1). Ben Hendrickson gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings…The Bulls had 2 hits, both singles. Both came in the 4th when Elliot Johnson scored on a Reid Brignac base hit. Scranton 4, Durham 3 (game 2). After tying the game in the top of […]

     
  • [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    [THE ARCHIVES] Two Years Ago On Rays Index

    May 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

    Two years ago on Rays Index we wondered aloud if the Durham Bulls mascot was using Viagra. Even Bulls Need Viagra Sometimes [Rays Index] Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    [THE HANGOVER] The Bizarro Rays Keep Winning

    May 2, 2008 at 10:15 am 18 comments

    THE GOOD: Another running grab by Carl Crawford in left. This is why he will win a gold glove despite having one of the worst outfield arms…Jonny Gomes home run was very Jose Canseco-esque. A LOT of Canseco’s home runs were all muscle. A lot of times he would get […]