7 Days Until Camp Opens | The Process Report

7 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 #15Corey Dickerson on June 14th vs the Mariners

#14Chris Archer on August 17 vs the Padres #13Logan Forsythe on April 30th vs the Blue Jays

#12Matt Andriese on May 14th vs the Athletics #11 – Logan Forsythe on August 31 vs the Red Sox

#10Drew Smyly on August 15th vs the Padres #9Alexei Ramirez on October 2nd vs the Rangers

#8Chris Archer on April 25th vs the Orioles #7Evan Longoria on June 5th vs the Twins

 

If you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight, then you best believe that you’re going to want some sluggers for a slugfest. Luckily, the Rays have one of the best in the game. This stretch represented the hill standing between a relatively deep valley and the bottomless pit that was the 3-24 stretch, but for a few days the Rays were red hot. It all starts and ends with Evan Longoria. He hit two bombs in this game, his fourth and fifth in four games. He was joined by recent Rays re-signee Logan Morrison how hit his third and fourth homers in the last three games.

In addition to the two homers Evan also worked in a walk and drove in an insurance run in the ninth with a single. Pretty good day all around, and nice to see the Rays walk away with a win against the league’s worst team. Can’t wait to see more displays of power like this stretch right here.



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