21 Days Until Camp Opens
With less than a calendar month to go before baseball begins to smell new again we wanted to spend each day going through some of the best performances in 2016. Using game WPA for 15 starting pitcher and hitter performances we hope to be able to take you on a trip down memory lane each day.
Coming into the game against the Marlins on May 25th Logan Morrison had compiled a line of .206/.309/.280 good for a wRC+ of 66 in 123 plate appearances. Fans, including this one, had had it, and were ready to see what else was being held in the stores below. LoMo would remind us all that if he’s anything, he’s a streaky hitter. Including his 3-4 on this day with a homer, and off a lefty to boot, he would put up a scintillating line of .368/.415/.605 over his next 10 games that helped his seasonal line move from putrid to nearly acceptable.
The Rays would lose the battle in this one as names like Tyler Sturdevant and Dana Eveland and Ryan Webb proved why nobody else wanted them. The team can still win the war, however if they never let any of those monsters throw another pitch. Rays fans won’t have Morrison to kick around this year, either, but for one day he did his best to put the team on his back and will them to victory.