Tim Corcoran – Tim finally got some runs behind him, and made the most of it, pitching 6 2/3 excellent shutout innings, getting his first win since the all-star break. He looks a pretty decent pitcher, and if he can find some consistancy, could challenge to make the rotation again next season.
Rocco – What more can I say about Rocco? He belted a three-run homer, his 15th of the season, moving his RBI total to 56. A full season next year? Watch out American Legue.
CC – Carl beat out an infield single to start the Rays’ 9-run 7th. He belted an RBI-triple (his 16th) to put the icing on it. Carl Crawford rules.
Greg Norton – The biggest, most pleasant surprise of the whole season has been Greg Norton. He went 2-3 last night with a homer (his 15th) and 3 RBI (for 41). He’s hitting .293, and for a guy who was a non-roster invitee to spring training, has done enough surely to make the team again next season.
Ty Wigginton – 2 more hits, 3 more RBIs. Ty’s at a career high 77 now. And he was slated to be the Rays utility guy. Well, he has played just about everywhere, but as a starter, not a platoon guy. Ty has been amazing.
BJ Upton – This kid is so good, he can draw a walk on a 2-2 count. Seriously. And, when the umpire decides that thats not really within the rules, he can step back in the box, laughing, and slap the next pitch into left for a single. Cool as you like.