16 Days Until Camp Opens | The Process Report

16 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. 

#30Jake Odorizzi on May 24th vs the Marlins #29Evan Longoria on June 14th vs the Mariners

#28 – Jake Odorizzi on May 1st vs the Blue Jays #27Steven Souza Jr. on June 4th vs the Twins

#26Erasmo Ramirez on April 16th vs the White Sox #25 Corey Dickerson on September 7th vs the Orioles

#24Chris Archer on July 3rd vs the Tigers #23 Brad Miller on July 15th vs the Orioles

#22Matt Moore on June 29th vs the Red Sox #21 Logan Morrison on May 25 vs the Marlins

#20Blake Snell on September 22nd vs the Yankees  #19Steven Souza Jr. on May 7th vs the Angels

#18Matt Andriese on May 8th vs the Angels #17Corey Dickerson on August 26th vs the Astros

#16Matt Moore on June 12 vs the Astros

We’re getting a lot closer now with just over two weeks to go until a virtually meaningless milestone that indicates we still have over a month until real baseball. Yay! We’re getting closer, at least. Today’s entry looks at Matt Moore’s thoroughly dominating start on June 12 against the Houston Astros. Believe it or not the Rays actually had a better record to this point in the season than the Astros who would go down to the wire before being denied entry to the post-season. In this magical time before the team went 3-24 over a month there was still hope, and beating good teams like the Astros increased that hope. The Rays just didn’t beat them, either, they whooped ’em. A lot of that was due to the stellar performance from Matt Moore.

Moore went seven full innings with ten strikeouts to one walk and yielded a mere two singles. Days like this are why the San Francisco Giants paid such a high price to bring the imminently affordable Moore into their nest. Despite coming into the game with an ERA of 5.56 with close to two homers per nine innings, Moore was able to showcase just how dominant he can be when all of his pitches are working. Here’s some cool highlights of everything except Matt Moore pitching well:

 

 



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