Nine 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.
#30 – Jake Odorizzi on May 24th vs the Marlins #29 – Evan Longoria on June 14th vs the Mariners
#28 – Jake Odorizzi on May 1st vs the Blue Jays #27 – Steven Souza Jr. on June 4th vs the Twins
#26 – Erasmo Ramirez on April 16th vs the White Sox #25 Corey Dickerson on September 7th vs the Orioles
#24 – Chris Archer on July 3rd vs the Tigers #23 Brad Miller on July 15th vs the Orioles
#22 – Matt Moore on June 29th vs the Red Sox #21 Logan Morrison on May 25 vs the Marlins
#20 – Blake Snell on September 22nd vs the Yankees #19 – Steven Souza Jr. on May 7th vs the Angels
#18 – Matt Andriese on May 8th vs the Angels #17 – Corey Dickerson on August 26th vs the Astros
#16 – Matt Moore on June 12 vs the Astros #15 – Corey Dickerson on June 14th vs the Mariners
#14 – Chris Archer on August 17 vs the Padres #13 – Logan Forsythe on April 30th vs the Blue Jays
#12 – Matt Andriese on May 14th vs the Athletics #11 – Logan Forsythe on August 31 vs the Red Sox
#10 – Drew Smyly on August 15th vs the Padres #9 – Alexei Ramirez on October 2nd vs the Rangers
Hahaha shoot me in the face, Alexei. While every single win over the course of the year represented the difference between the second and fourth pick, it was only this game where the team had a really good idea that a loss would have been pretty beneficial, long term. Neither team really cared about winning as the Rangers used this game to get rest for most of their players with the playoffs coming up. The only guy playing for anything was the Cuban Missile.
With his future on the line Alexei Ramirez went 4-5 with a double in the tenth that set up the go-ahead wild pitch run. Great job. The massive vault over at youtube doesn’t even have any highlights of this shitshow, but if you care you can probably find something at mlb.com. ds