Archive for May, 2007

  • The Hangover: That’s Why We Call Him ‘James The Greater’

    The Hangover: That’s Why We Call Him ‘James The Greater’

    May 31, 2007 at 10:53 am 3 comments

    Devil Rays 5, Tigers 3. James Shields proved last night that if he wants a W, he just going to have to go out and do it himself. Shields had not won since a May 3rd victory over the Twins. That’s a span of 4 starts including a start in […]

  • Down On The Farm: Heath Rollins Latest Prospect To Win Honor

    May 31, 2007 at 10:31 am 0 comments

    Durham 11, Ottawa 3. Two hits and two wild pitches led to a run in the first inning, but Jeff Niemann settled down and did not allow a run over the next 4 frames. Still, while Niemann was good, he was not dominating. He failed to record a 1-2-3 inning […]

  • The Hangover: We Smell A Devil Rays Battle Royal For Two Spots In The Rotation

    May 30, 2007 at 10:07 am 0 comments

    Tigers 14, Devil Rays 2. Starting pitching can carry a team — or weigh it down. The Devil Rays are experiencing the latter, as three of the team’s five starting pitchers have been as inconsistent as their ERAs are high. Those are the first two sentences from Bill Chastain’s write-up […]

  • Down On The Farm: Another Pitcher-Of-The-Week Award For Durham

    May 30, 2007 at 9:07 am 1 comment

    Ottawa 2, Durham 0. JP Howell fell to 3-5 after giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 innings on 4 hits and 1 walk. Ben Zobrist’s bat is finally waking up. He had 2 hits in 4 at bats and has multi-hit games in 4 of the last 7 […]

  • St. Pete Times Reports The News, But They Don’t Want You To Read It

    May 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

    We know this is a little stale, but it irritates us to no end… Last Wednesday night, issues of the St. Pete Times, which are normally found in and around Tropicana Field, were noticeably absent. What was so special about this particular issue? It was the issue that featured a […]

  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminded Why He Wears A Glove. We Are Reminded Why He Is In The Majors

    The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Reminded Why He Wears A Glove. We Are Reminded Why He Is In The Majors

    May 29, 2007 at 11:22 am 2 comments

    Devil Rays 6, Tigers 5. If someone would have approached us and said “would you sign for being tied with the Yankees after 49 games?” We would have been idiots to say ‘no’, yet somehow being tied with the Yankees and 13.5 games behind the Pink Hats is not so […]

  • Down On The Farm: Jason Hammel Makes Case For Rays Open Rotation Slot

    May 29, 2007 at 9:21 am 1 comment

    Durham 8, Ottawa 0. Bulls pitchers run their scoreless streak to 19 consecutive innings. Yesterday, Jason Hammel pitched a complete game 5-hit shutout. He struck out 6 and walked none to lower his ERA to 2.85. Justin Ruggiano hit a home run for the second consecutive game and now has […]

  • The Hangover: Edwin Jackson Unhittable When It Rains

    May 27, 2007 at 2:12 pm 3 comments

    Devil Rays @ White Sox, ppd.Edwin Jackson was pushed back a few days in the rotation and given an extra bullpen session. The extra session was designed to work on a slight mechanical flaw in Jackson’s motion. After the long layoff Jackson had his best performance of the season. Turns […]

  • Down On The Farm:

    May 27, 2007 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

    Rochester 3, Durham 0. For once this season, Andy Sonnanstine was hittable. He allowed 8 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6.1 innings. He struck out 5 and walked 1. The Bulls managed only 4 hits.This was the second straight game the Bulls were shutout. Mississippi 3, Montgomery 0. […]

  • The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Gets Back To Business

    The Hangover: Elijah Dukes Gets Back To Business

    May 26, 2007 at 10:48 am 0 comments

    White Sox 5, Devil Rays 4.Was Elijah Dukes in the news for something earlier this week? We vaguely remember something. This is our attempt to get back to baseball…Remember Dukes’ first home run of the season on opening day in Yankee Stadium? It seemed like it was never more than […]