28 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.
Most folks remember Jake Odorizzi’s impressive second half of 2016, but here he sits as our second pitcher entry right after the calendar flipped to May. Facing one of the best lineups in baseball he was what one would call a Rembrandt, or someone that can paint the corners, to the layman. Here’s a few of his many highlights throughout this great performance:
The Rays would not emerge victorious, but hard to fault their stalwart starter as the pen allowed four and the offense could only muster a single run against Marcus Stroman. It’s a great reminder that baseball is a team game even if the most important player of the day had an excellent performance.