Former Owl great and current Tampa Bay Ray Jeff Niemann won his tenth game of the season last night (Aug. 3) at Tropicana Field. With Jeff's solid performance, the Rays (67-39) took over sole possession of first place in the AL East and now have the best record in the majors.
The R Blog was on-hand to ask some postgame questions from you, his Rice fans. Click on the audio links below to hear Jeff's exclusive postgame interview with RiceOwls.com, but that's not all! There's also audio links from Jeff's postgame interviews with the other attending media, postgame comments from Rays' manager Joe Maddon, and an exclusive RiceOwls.com interview with Rays' pitching coach Jim Hickey.
RiceOwls.com interviews Jeff Niemann after the Rays' 6-4 win over Minnesota on Aug. 3
Jeff Niemann meets with the media
Rays' Manager Joe Maddon postgame comments
Interview with Rays' Pitching Coach Jim Hickey
Niemann of Note:
* His .769 winning percentage (10-3) is second-best in the
* Improved his career winning percentage to .694, best in club history (min. 30 decisions).
* Now 19-5 (.760) since June 1, 2009, best record in the majors (min. 30 starts).