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Jake Odorizzi solid as Rays throttle Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst that helped the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Pitching a day earlier than scheduled because All-Star David Price was ill, Odorizzi (5-8) allowed three runs and six...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Rumors are swirling over whether David Price will be traded since he won't be able to make his scheduled start for the Tampa Bay Rays. The only certainty is that Jake Odorizzi will instead get to face the team he saw in his Tampa Bay debut last year. The Rays have dropped four straight meetings with the Toronto Blue Jays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (7/2/14)

It’s up to Vidal Nuno (2-4, 5.42 ERA) to avoid the sweep at the hands of Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.14 ERA) and the Rays. Nuno will look to improve off his last start. He threw 5 2/3 innings of scoreless two hit ball in a win against the rival Red Sox. It was his first career win at Yankee Stadium. Odorizzi lasted five innings in a loss to the Orioles on Friday. He still struck out...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Odorizzi and Rays dominate Astros in 8-0 win

Jake Odorizzi was throwing his between starts bullpen session recently, and Matt Joyce stood in the batters box just to give Odorizzi a visual as he worked on his pitches. Joyce left impressed with Odorizzi’s low-90s fastball. “His fastball explodes out of his hands,” Joyce said. “It’s tough to square that one up.” Joyce wasn’t going to get an argument from the Astros...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi's self-confidence pays off with another strong June start

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi looked far from a sure thing early this season, when the young right-hander struggled through April and parts of May. He looked less confident than he had when he won the Tampa Bay Rays' fifth-starter job in spring training. He looked timid through his second and third encounters with an opponent's lineup. He looked overmatched. The baseball...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Odorizzi’s Best Start

  Odorizzi has been a strikeout machine of late (Photo: Jake Odorizzi pitched his best game of the year against the Cardinals as he went 7.1 innings, struck out five, and only allowed four baserunners (three hits and one walk). He was efficient, threw a lot of strikes, and looked like the pitcher I thought he would be entering this season. He only made one...
Via Baseball Professor
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Odorizzi strong-arms Rays to 2-0 win over Seattle

Jake Odorizzi pitched one-hit ball for six innings, but the Tampa Bay Rays lost All-Star Ben Zobrist in a 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners today. Zobrist dislocated his left thumb on a headfirst slide while trying to steal second base in the fifth. The valuable all-purpose player jammed himself into the bag after being tagged out, walked off the field holding his hand and later...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers to stream this week

Many fantasy baseball games come down to the wire. Whether it’s a points or roto league, many matchups are decided on Sunday nights. In this article, I’m going to highlight some pitchers that could give their team a win this week. Let’s start with the points league. In my opinion, streaming in a points league is easier than in a roto league. As long as a pitcher doesn’t do...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi honors 'The Thing' pitch with Dr. Seuss T-shirts

Thing 1 + Thing 2 = Strike 3. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi's new split/change pitch has been a buzzworthy topic in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse since spring training. The weapon, taught to him by Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, has been dubbed "The Thing," and it's one of the reasons why the 24-year-old broke into the Rays' rotation as their No. 5 starter with right...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays add Odorizzi to starting rotation

Jake Odorizzi has won the competition to become the fifth man in the Tampa Bay Rays’ already very strong starting rotation.  The right-hander turns 24 on Thursday, and will become a fixture in a starting rotation for the first time in his career.  Fortunately for Odorizzi, there will not be as much pressure on him as there may ordinarily be on a young starting pitcher.  Joe...
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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