Jake Odorizzi

  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    June 10, 2015 at 10:44 am 15 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Angels 8, RAYS 2 (boxscore) No Good and Bad today… THE TELLING: Chris Archer was named AL Player of the Week…Evan Longoria was out of the lineup […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    [THE HANGOVER] What Rays fans need to know today

    May 5, 2015 at 7:33 am 11 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 5, Red Sox 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Jake Odorizzi is turning into a very dependable starting pitcher. His latest outing was 7 innings, striking out 6, […]

     
  • Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    Rays make weird move and now it looks like Chris Archer will be the Opening Day starter

    March 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm 8 comments

    Last week I speculated that Jake Odorizzi would replace the injured Alex Cobb as the Opening Day starter because it would be easier to adjust his schedule (give him one extra day of rest) than to adjust the schedule of Chris Archer (would need to go on short rest). However, […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    Jake Odorizzi has added 15 pounds this winter

    February 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm 3 comments

    Chris Archer was recently a guest on the MLB Network and he was asked about his off-season workouts. Archer spoke at length about training at the Performance Compound in Tampa. He also mentioned some of the other players who also train there and that is when he dropped this little […]

     
  • Why Drew Smyly Has Been So Good And Why He Will Not Pitch Again For The Rays This Season

    Why Drew Smyly Has Been So Good And Why He Will Not Pitch Again For The Rays This Season

    September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am 1 comment

    Nate Karns will make his debut with the Rays tonight after the team decided to shut Drew Smyly down for the final three weeks of the season. The biggest reason Smyly has been shut down is the career-high 153.0 innings pitched this year between the Tigers and the Rays. That […]

     
  • Jake Odorizzi’s Strong Starts May Be Because He Stopped Tipping His Pitches

    Jake Odorizzi’s Strong Starts May Be Because He Stopped Tipping His Pitches

    May 15, 2014 at 10:35 am 4 comments

    After Jake Odorizzi’s first six starts of the season, he had a 6.85 ERA and it was clear he was struggling after the first couple of innings. We took a look and noticed that it may have had less to do with pitch selection and comfort of the batters and […]

     
  • The Simple Reason Jake Odorizzi Struggles And Why He May Be A Better Reliever

    The Simple Reason Jake Odorizzi Struggles And Why He May Be A Better Reliever

    May 5, 2014 at 11:22 am 7 comments

    On Saturday, Jake Odorizzi had what is turning into a regular outing, pitching well for the first three innings, before falling apart and giving up three runs in the fourth and fifth innings. This is nothing new for Odorizzi, who has pitched very well early in games and very poorly […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Speed Runs, A Tired Bullpen, And Jake Odorizzi’s Struggle

    [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Speed Runs, A Tired Bullpen, And Jake Odorizzi’s Struggle

    April 24, 2014 at 8:05 am 7 comments

    Twins 6, RAYS 4 (boxscore) THE GOOD: The Bullpen. The relievers held the Twins scoreless for nearly 8 innings until giving up the lead in the 12th inning. The loss wasn’t their fault…Desmond Jennings. Flash Jennings reached first on an infield single in the first inning, stole second, and then […]

     
  • In An Upset, Erik Bedard Will Not Be The 5th Starter

    In An Upset, Erik Bedard Will Not Be The 5th Starter

    March 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

    We still don’t know who the fifth starter will be, but we now know it won’t be Erik Bedard. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have spoken with Bedard about accepting an assignment to triple-A. However, with so many injuries to starting pitchers this spring, […]

     
  • More Evidence That Erik Bedard Will Be The Fifth Starter

    More Evidence That Erik Bedard Will Be The Fifth Starter

    March 15, 2014 at 11:07 am 9 comments

    The biggest question mark for the Rays in spring training was supposed to be the battle for the final spot in the rotation. Chances are it was never a battle and the job has been Erik Bedard’s from the beginning. The latest piece of evidence is today’s split-squad games. Bedard […]