Monday, October 01, 2007

Farewell

Another season has closed for Scott and his fan site. Looks like it's time for golf and hunting.... I may post some pictures of that during the offseason.
We'll be back next season. Enjoy the playoffs and World Series!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fy-yaaaaa

Scott is on fire.
Fyaaaaaa.

In a 5-4 loss last night against the Blue Jays, Scott threw 1.2 innings, gave up one walk and struck out four. His ERA dipped to 3.06

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Update

As we near the end of the season, Scott continues to throw well.
Another inning down tonight, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

His ERA is down to 3.23

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bzzzzzz!

Scott buzzed 3 batters last night in their 8-1 loss to the Red Sox.

His numbers: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 K.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Update

After a few rough days at the office, Scott returned last night with a scoreless inning.
He allowed 1 walk, while striking out 1.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tough All Over

The Rays took a beating from the Red Sox last night. The entire pitching staff got beat up, including the Red Sox.
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

Quotes, Rants & Other Stuff

From the St. Petersburg Times:

"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.

Ok. Enough.
I'm going drink a beer.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Update

Scott threw 2 good innings tonight against the Orioles.
He gave up one hit, one walk while recording one strikeout.

I think I missed Scott's 3rd win the other night. Sorry!


His ERA stands at 2.08.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Update

Despite giving up a homerun to the first batter he faced in the inning, Scott ensured that the remaining Oriole batters went quietly.
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

Update

Scott threw another scoreless inning today in the win over the A's.

1 IP
1 H
0 R
0 ER
0 BB

His ERA has deflated to 1.93.

Update

Scott closed the game last night, throwing 1 inning. He recorded 1 hit and 1 strikeout. His ERA has dipped to 2.04.
Kazmir threw an amazing game, holding the A's to 3 runs while tallying 13 K's.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Update

Scott threw 1.2 innings last night, giving up 2 hits, 1 unearned run, and 1 K.
His ERA has dropped to 2.16.

Sorry, no vid clips or anything fancy.
Just an update.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Snippet

Here's a quick little read about Scott in the St. Petersburg Times:

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

Count It!

Scott picked up his second win of the season today against the Indians.
He threw two innings, gave up 1 hit, 1 BB, and 1 K.
His ERA is down to 2.40.
Way to go!


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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Update

Scott threw 2 innings last night against the Indians.
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

Statement Retraction

I would like to retract the statement I made in the previous post... it sounds like an excuse.
Ok, so its been a while since Scott pitched in a game. He's ready. Let's go.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What Gives???

Scott was on a roll, throwing 8 scoreless innings in relief.
Now, he has been on the bench for 4+ games.

I think he warmed up at least 4 times, but never even got to throw in the game.


That's the way to cool him off. Garbage.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Congratulations

Scott did not throw last night... because Edwin Jackson threw a 9 inning shutout.
Congratulations to Jackson and the Rays for the victory againts the Rangers.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

D'oh No M'oh

I did not get to watch the game today, but it appears Scott had another great outing.
1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB.

His ERA is down to 3.27.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Getting It Done...

The Rays dropped another game to the Tigers, 9-6.

Scott thew very well, facing 2 batters (with inherited runners). He got one ground out and 1 K.



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Monday, August 06, 2007

Update

The Rays lost to the Tigers tonight, 6-4.

Scott threw a fantastic inning - 3 up, 3 down.
Here's a snippet of the action:

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Update

Scott threw another scoreless inning last night against the Orioles.
He did give up one walk.... but the umpire blew the call on a slider. It should have been a "K" looking.

In any case, the Rays lost 3-1.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Snippet

Here's a little snippet from the St. Petersburg Times:

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

UPDate

Why are the 'p' and 'd' capitalized in the title? No reason.


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

Update

Scott faced the heart of the Red Sox order last night and came away unscathed.
1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER.

The Rays fell to the Sox 12-6 in extra innings.

Friday, July 27, 2007

O Boy

The Rays just couldn't get it together against the Orioles. A final score of 10-7 doesn't show the nice pitching that showed up in the middle relief area.
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

Update

I didn't get to watch any sports this weekend on t.v., because I spent the whole time in my bathroom. Why, you ask? Food poisoning? Too much guacamole? No.... remodeling.
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:
http://tampabay.devilrays.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20070722&content_id=2102455&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=away

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

Update

Scott threw another inning today.
1 Hit, 1 K, 0 BBs.

It's a good sign that he hasn't walked anyone, and he appears to have his control back.

Unfortunately, we lost the first game 7-3.

On to game 2!

Friday, July 20, 2007

New York, New York

I'm not able to catch the game ( I have to 'watch' on MLBGameday.com ), but I got to see Scott's inning. Kinda ran the spectrum: 2 hits, 1 HR, 1 K, 0 BBs. From what I could see, the HR pitch wasn't a bad pitch.. but it's a homer nonetheless.

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

The Call

Well, it looks like we get our shot. Scott has been called up today.
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:

http://www.raysbaseball.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7986&sid=d210f481dd9e6e6751fe67b08e238ce3


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)

Update

Scott threw another scoreless inning last night, giving up one hit.
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

Huh?

Scott gets mentioned over at DRaysBay... but um.. I don't get the article.
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.

http://www.draysbay.com/

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Update

Scott threw another great 2.0 innings last night, giving up 1 hit while striking out 2. I think he may have hit a batter, also? Hitting a batter once in a while is ok... it's similar to an animal marking it's territory because it leaves a mark, just without the foul smell.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Update

Scott continues to excel over in Durham. He picked up his 4th win tonight, along with 4 K's.
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

Update

Scott earned another Save last night, lowering his ERA and WHIP in the process.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Update

Scott continues to throw well, lowering his ERA and raising his strikeouts.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Interview

Here's a nice interview with Scott from the Herald Sun. (Thanks, Lonnie)
Click to open in a new window. NOTE: Scott's youngest son is Ezra, not Esau.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Checklist

Let's see how Scott is doing:

Sub 3.00 ERA? Check (2.78)
Innings Pitched/Strikeouts? 32.1 IP - 31 K's
Walks? 32.1 IP - 11 Walks
WHIP? 1.30
Record? 3-1 (not bad for a reliever)
Saves? 3

Friday, June 15, 2007

Enough Already

The following rant/opinion is straight from the keeper of this blog, and is not the opinion of Scott Dohmann.

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

Update

Scott threw 2.0 innings today, 3 hits, 0 Earned Runs, 2 BB's, 6 K's.........

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Update

Scott picked up his third save of the season last night and his ERA is respectable, in the low 3's.
I would sure like to see him called up before long.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Update

Scott got his first save of the season, pitching 2 scoreless innings.
You can see the box score here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Update

Yep, been a while.....

Scott threw 2 fantastic innings against the Charlotte Knights.
2 Hits
1 Walk
3 K's
0 Runs

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Update

Scott continues to throw very well over in Durham. You can check his stats by clicking on the Durham Link on the right hand side, under Track Scott------------------->

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This is Bull

Scott has been sent down to AAA Durham Bulls in North Carolina.
I'll have a link to his stat page there soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Update

Scott continues to throw well, another inning pitched with 1 hit, no runs, no walks.
EDIT: He gave up 0 hits. NO HITS. Zero hits.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bam!

Scott came out firing againts Cincinnati.
1 Inning, 1 hit, no walks, no runs, 3 k's...!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Being Himself

Here's a nice little article from the St. Petersburg Times:


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

We're back

I haven't been on because I have been pretty busy......
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

Update

Scott threw another scoreless inning today, 1 hit, 0 BB, 0 ER.

Friday, March 02, 2007

First Outing

Yea, I know it's just Grapfruit ball... but I gotta post something soon or I will go out of my mind.
The DRays lost to the Yanks 3-1.

Scott threw 1 inning: 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 K, 2 BB's.


Those ugly walks! I bet they'll be gone by opening day.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Looking Good So Far

Here is a clip from the St. Petersburg Times:

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

A New Look




Here's Scott in his new uniform, getting some work done in spring training. (Thanks Lonnie)

Monday, February 12, 2007

That Time of Year Again

I post the same thing every year: Scott has departed today, he's off to start the new season with the Devil Rays. Seems like only a few days ago we were blowing the rooftops off of houses during our New Year's celebration. His time is so short when he's home, it is tough to fit everything in!

In any case, we wish him luck at his new home. We'll catch as many games as we can.

Monday, January 22, 2007

It's Official

Scott has signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Time to get accustomed to the new guys, learning names and positions.
I can't wait for opening day......

Here's a nice place to keep up with the Devil Rays news.