Monday, October 01, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I actually got to watch Scott throw last night, and he just didn't seem to have his stuff.
He looked like he was working harder than usual to get the ball to the catcher. Although I guess the same could apply to most of the pitchers who threw last night.
Ah well, a rough outing is expected every once in a while.
Time to get back up on the horse.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
"I think it takes being knocked down, and knocked down hard, and knowing what it takes to get back up again," said the 29-year-old Dohmann, who has allowed just one earned run in his past 15 appearances. "That's what this game is based on, failure. I think the experience factor is a big key, being comfortable in those situations when they arise."
I'm still amazed at the number of people on 'fan' forums for the Rays, who still don't give Scott respect. They are still waiting for him to fail.
As a reliever, the ability to keep your ERA down is important. It's also a tough role because you only pitch 1-3 innings. If you give up even one run, your ERA takes a blow. As a starter going at least 5 innings, you can afford to give up one earned run. So when a relief pitcher goes 15 innings without giving up an earned run, I don't think it's a fluke. Scott did it once before with the Colorado Rockies (not sure how many innings, but I think it was around 18?). Anyway.. it seems to be the same story every season.. Scott has a rough pre-season and then gets dumped in the minors. You would think that if the managers/coaches knew the players, they would also know their history. Ah well.
I support the Rays. I support the pitching staff. I don't complain about the other players because you never know when one of them will bail Scott out. It's happened quite a bit already (Aki, Upton, Young, Pena). They have all made spectacular plays in the field to back Scott.
Then, there are the other relievers... if they come in after Scott has left runners on base, I pull for them to keep those runners from scoring.
If all I did here was pull for Scott and pull against everyone else, how could I call myself a fan?
What good does it do to go on the forum and complain and belittle players? It only shows that you have a keyboard and internet connection and know how to hide behind them. Oh, and it probably does very little for the players who read the comments.
I'm going drink a beer.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Scott surrendered 2 more hits outside of the homerun, but also caught a runner in a rundown trying to steal 2nd base.
He also registered a strikeout.
All in all, the HR didn't hurt Scott's ERA much.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
D'oh, man ...
Scott Dohmann never got into The Simpsons, and sons Gavin and Ezra are too young to have discovered them. But Dohmann can't avoid the animated residents of Springfield. One of patriarch Homer Simpson's catch phrases is "D'oh!" and the Rays, like others, have played it when Dohmann is on the mound.
"I get that all the time," he said. "It doesn't matter if I'm at home or on the road. I get a strikeout, and you hear a D'oh! Or I give up a homer on the road and you hear it. It's second nature by now. You've got to take the good with the bad. It's kind of funny."
There is a book about the philosophy of The Simpsons - The D'oh of Homer - and a listing in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Here's how it sounds, straight from Homer's mouth: http://simplythebest.net/sounds/WAV/WAV_files/cartoon_WAV_files/doh.wav
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
No runs, 3 hits, no walks.
He also took a ball off of his throwing hand, via Kenny Lofton. Scott stayed in the game and I have not heard an injury report. I am suspecting that he is fine.
Scott's ERA stands at 2.77.
Jackson threw another good game, but just didnt' get the run support needed for a win.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
COOL UNDER PRESSURE: Overshadowed by Carl Crawford's walkoff homer Monday was reliever Scott Dohmann's work to get out of an 11th-inning bases-loaded jam. After the Jays loaded the bases loaded with one out, Dohmann struck out Reed Johnson, then induced a flyout from Lyle Overbay.
"I wouldn't want to wish that upon any team, extra-inning games two out of three days," Dohmann said, "but those are times when we all have to step up, but you'll take the opportunity when you can get them."
It was Dohmann's fourth straight scoreless outing over a span of 4 1/3 innings.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Scott got his first win tonight against the Blue Jays. He threw 1 inning, giving up 1 hit, struck out 1 , walked 2 and gave up 0 runs.
I do worry about the walks, hopefully he can get that under control before they come back to haunt him. He hasn't given up an earned run in his last 3 outings.
The bullpen tonight did a great job, holding the Jays to just 3 hits and 0 runs.
Crawford hit a walk-off homerun.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Scott thew 1.2 innings, with 2 K's and 0 ER's - also with 2 inherited runners who didn't score!
Salas and Glover each threw a scoreless inning behind Scott.
That aside, the Rays were unable to win a single game out of three in Baltimore.
Monday, July 23, 2007
I have become very accustomed to copper pipes, flux, solder, shims, blow-in insulation and when to call a plumber. Here are two of my very own tips for painting a room:
1. If your wall still looks like poo after 5 coats of paint - put a 6th coat.
2. You are much less accurate with a paint roller after drinking alcohol (even if it was just 2 Heinekens).
So if you stumbled across this page while searching the internet for tips for painting a room, I'm sorry.
Anyway, on to baseball -
If you were a Devil Ray pitcher anywhere within 2 square miles of Yankee Stadium for the Sunday game, things pretty much ended up badly for you. Except for Glover, who seemed to have some sort of immunity to the beating, the pitching staff really took it on the chin:
At least the Rays were able to take one game against the Yankees, which seemed to wake the sleeping giant.
Play resumes Tuesday against Baltimore in Baltimore.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Jackson threw six strong innings with 0 runs.
Final Score: Rays - 14 Yanks - 4
You have to feel pretty good about beating the Yankees. At home. By 10 runs.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
There seems to be some support, some people who are happy to see him up. But as always, there are some who just want to be negative:
In any case, he's done really well in Durham... including a new pitch. He had time to work on it.
Now, if he throws as well as he is able to, perhaps he can lend a hand to the Rays - which is all we asked for.
(Yes, I'm a little late with the post but I have been VERY early in the past.... before things were official, as a matter of fact.. so now I wait until the word is out before I run my mouth)
His ERA continues to deflate, down to 2.03.
Other stats: 1.03 WHIP
WHIP (also Baserunners-per-inning or Ratio): Walks + hits divided by the number of innings pitched. This is a traditional rotisserie scoring category. Less than 1.25 is considered very good and more than 1.50 is considered very bad. Values under 1.00 indicate that the pitcher has allowed fewer baserunners than innings pitched and are only achieved occasionally by elite MLB pitchers.
He also has thrown 48.2 innings, while striking out 48 batters.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Is he patting Scott on the back or is he downplaying Scott's stats?
Surely he isn't trying to make anyone believe that Scott shouldn't get a chance to throw with the Rays? The stats are layed out for ya, you decide.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
At this point, he has been doing so well that I feel like a broken record. But that's a good thing. His ERA is a meager 2.45.
If he does any better, he'll be overqualified for the Devil Rays bullpen. (Kidding)
Or am I?
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I try not to lose my temper and say things here that may affect Scott and his position/reputation. I certainly don't want him caught in the middle of things posted here or burn any bridges... but I am a fan, and this is a fan site.
I have watched Scott start the season with the Rays. He had a less-than-stellar start, yes... but he has always had a rough preseason. He got sent down to AAA. Ok, that happens when players need improvement. However, I have watched everyone around Scott get pulled up from AAA. The final straw for me was watching them go TO A DIFFERENT TEAM to pull someone to the bullpen before Scott. I've seen zero support from 'fans'. DRays Bay = nope. The Devil Rays 'fan' forum = zero. What I do see is: (1) a lot of complaining about the players they have on the team. (2) Complaints about who they don't have on the team. (3) Complaints about players they wish they had on the team.
In spite of seeing Scott stay in AAA, we watch AND SUPPORT the Rays. Why? Because Scott is part of that organization! We support Scott and the team he plays for. Now I'm just tired of supporting an organization that doesn't want him.
It's no secret that the bullpen needs help.. so why not bring him up? I would think that everyone who came up before him to this point got called up because they were better fits for the team, but changes are still being made and Scott still sits in Durham. I find it hard to believe that statistics are involved, check his stats for yourself------------------------->
Monday, June 04, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
BEING HIMSELF: Maddon praised his pitching staff, including RHP Scott Dohmann, a reliever candidate who had a rough start this spring.
Dohmann gave up Cleveland's only hit in Tampa Bay's 7-0 win, but he struck out two in 12/3 innings. The 29-year-old said the biggest change he has made is relaxing, "just letting it rip."
Earlier in camp, Dohmann said he focused too much on mechanical tweaks such as shortening his stride; it "got me too mental; I wasn't showing my personality."
Tuesday "was a step in the right direction," Dohmann said. "I'd rather start off slow in the spring than finish slow."The entire article can be read HERE.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Scott is back on track after throwing 1.2 innings today. He gave up one hit, no runs, no walks, and 2 strikeouts!
Looks like the DRays have thrown together a few wins in the last few games. I hope they keep it up for the regular season.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
PITCHING IN: Maddon was pleased with just about all the pitchers, mentioning RHPs Shawn Camp, Edwin Jackson, Scott Dohmann "I liked a lot of the things he did" and prospect Mitch Talbot ("He has a big list of strengths and I saw them all"). He also noted that LHP Chris Seddon has followed instructions to pitch more inside since he hit SS Reid Brignac on the elbow and was impressed with RHPs Tony Peguero and Juan Salas, who faced hitters for the first time after reporting late.
The entire article is here.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
In any case, we wish him luck at his new home. We'll catch as many games as we can.
Monday, January 22, 2007
I can't wait for opening day......
Here's a nice place to keep up with the Devil Rays news.