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  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Mitch Talbot’s Ship Continues To Sink

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Mitch Talbot’s Ship Continues To Sink

    April 15, 2008 at 10:54 am 1 comment

    Scranton WB 9, Durham 1. Mitch Talbot had a night he would prefer to forget. He lasted only 2 innings and gave up 8 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. All 8 runs, 8 hits and 2 walks came in the second inning…The Bulls only managed 4 hits. Reid […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    [THE HANGOVER] When Sonnanstine Is Hittable, He Is Very Hittable

    April 15, 2008 at 9:19 am 4 comments

    THE GOOD: Not a god damned thing..OK…Evan Longoria’s first major league home run to tie up the game was a nice moment…And Joe Maddon actually sounding pieved in the post-game press conference was a refreshing change…Outside of that? Not a damn thing. THE BAD: We don’t want to talk about […]

     
  • [ROTATION] Rays Could Choose To Keep All The Starting Pitchers Once Healthy

    [ROTATION] Rays Could Choose To Keep All The Starting Pitchers Once Healthy

    April 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm 20 comments

    The following is not a typo… The Rays are being carried by their pitching staff, one of the best in baseball. After 12 games the Rays are 6-6 but it could be a lot worse if not for a team ERA of 3.86 good for 4th in the AL. In […]

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

    [RI CONFIDENCE GRAPH] The Tampa Bay Rays Confidence Survey

    April 14, 2008 at 11:00 am 0 comments

    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 […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Is Better Prepared In 2008

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] Jeremy Hellickson Is Better Prepared In 2008

    April 14, 2008 at 10:40 am 0 comments

    Durham 2, Scranton WB 0. With Jeff Niemann getting the call to Tampa Bay, Kevin Lynn made his first start for the Bulls and posted a strange line. In 4.2 innings, he only allowed 1 hit and no runs, but he did walk 4…Grant Balfour pitched the final 3 innings […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    [THE HANGOVER] Jeff Niemann Dominates In Debut

    April 14, 2008 at 8:43 am 3 comments

    THE GOOD: Jeff Niemann. After barely surviving a first inning in which he loaded the bases with only one out, he got out of it without allowing a run. He followed that up by facing only 2 over the minimum until he gave up a lead off home run in […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    [THE HANGOVER] Dirtbag Collects His First Major League Hit

    April 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm 9 comments

    THE GOOD: Your starting third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria (how good does that sound?). Dirtbag got off to a good start, making plays in the field and driving in the Rays first run with a groundball single to left. He also drew a walk and reached […]

     
  • [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    [EVAN LONGORIA] In The End It Was All About The Money

    April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm 10 comments

    Evan Longoria has been promoted from AAA Durham and will make his major league debut tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Baltimore Orioles. The timing of the promotion raises several questions: 1. What has Longoria done in two weeks at Durham to show that he is now ready? […]

     
  • [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    [DOWN ON THE FARM] James Houser Continues To Dominate Southern League

    April 12, 2008 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

    Scranton WB 7, Durham 3.Chris Mason got roughed up in his second AAA start, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks in 5+ innings…Only 3 Bulls recorded hits, led by Jon Weber who was 3-4 with his 1st home run, a 2-run shot. He drove in all […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    [THE HANGOVER] The Dirtbag Get’s The Call: Evan Longoria To Start Tonight

    April 12, 2008 at 12:39 am 8 comments

    THE GOOD: Carlos Pena had 2 home runs and 6 RBI. The second home run came with 1 out in 7th and the bases empty of a 5-2 game, the O’s brought in a lefty to face the Rays top of the order which is 3 straight lefties. 3 batters […]