Devil Rays 15, Orioles 8.

Just the links today


  • The Rays elimination number in the division remains 3, and is 10 for the wild card. With 30 games remaining, the Rays need 11 wins to avoid another 100-loss season. They have a 5-game lead over the White Sox for the worst record in baseball.
  • The Rays tied a club record with 11 runs in the 8th inning last night. [Devil Rays]
  • Delmon Young homered for the first time since June 22. [Bradenton Herald]
  • Aubrey Huff hit his 5th home run against the Devil Rays. []
  • The Devil Rays may have the best outfield bargain in baseball with Carl Carawford, BJ Upton and Delmon Young who combined, will make less than $7 million in 2007. [TBO]
  • How many wins would James Shields have if he were pitching for a contender? Joe Maddon thinks it would be 15. We have a hunch it would be 16-17. [Devil Rays]
  • With Ben Zobrist on the DL, Josh Wilson has become the everyday shortstop. [TBO]
  • Elijah Dukes met with Cecil Fielder and coached first base for Fielder’s Independent League Charlotte County Redfish. []
  • We are not sure what bananas have to do with peanut butter and jelly or for that matter, what any of them have to do with the Devil Rays. [Phorce Impressive Media]


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