The Rays managed to get no-hit a remarkable percentage of the time. Now their minor league affiliates have gotten into the act as High-A Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher Chris Corrigan perfect-gamed the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Unbelievable. Here are some reactions.
#Rays become the 2nd org in baseball history to have the parent club and a minor league team be perfect gamed in the same season (ATL, 2004)
— Patrick Kurish (@PKurish) August 30, 2012
Getting perfect gamed… Sweet
About the stat, we didn’t hold that decision before? Well, now we do. Sorry, Stone Crabs. Hopefully getting perfect-gamed at High-A means that you won’t get perfect-gamed in the big leagues… but no guarantees. Why did this happen? I have a feeling that it had to do with this tweet from ex-Rays prospects Tyler Bortnick, now in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization after the Rays traded him for Ryan Roberts before the trade deadline. Bortnick played for the Stone Crabs in 2011.
Why Tyler? Weren’t we good to you while you were in our organization?
The Hot Rods actually had a couple news items on Wednesday.
— Princeton Rays (@PrincetonRays) August 29, 2012
— Illinois Baseball (@IlliniBaseball) August 29, 2012
— SFX Baseball Group (@SFXBaseball) August 29, 2012
Congratulations are in order to Argo, Sawyer, and Seitzer. Argo, whose promotion to Bowling Green I surmised a few days ago, had an outstanding season for Advanced Rookie Princeton, posting a .301/.404/.411 line with 15 doubles, 2 homers, 24 RBI, 17 of 23 stolen bases, and 49 strikeouts against 31 walks in 64 games and 252 plate appearances. Sawyer, meanwhile, was absolutely unhittable between 3 appearances for the GCL Rays and 15 for Princeton, posting a 0.31 ERA with 56 strikeouts against just 12 walks in 29 innings across 18 appearances. Both of their promotions are well-earned and good luck to both of them as they get a chance prove themselves at a higher level through the rest of the Low-A season and into the playoffs. Seitzer has posted a .302/.382/.428 line in 2012 for Bowling Green with 35 doubles, 4 homers, 50 RBI, and a 77-53 strikeout to walk ratio in 113 games and 469 plate appearances. We wish he would hit more home runs as a first baseman, but he had a great season and the honor is certainly warranted.
Did anyone actually went some big league news? Well, here are some more tweets.
#Rays Joyce said forearm feels better than it did last night and he hopes to be able to play in Toronto.
— RMooneyTrib (@RMooneyTrib) August 29, 2012
Great to see that Matt Joyce is OK, and hopefully he can play an important role for the Rays down the stretch.
BJ obliterates a 5-for-29 stretch with a big-time 3-run bomb to left.Now has 22 RBI in August, tying his personal high for ANY month.
— SunSportsRays (@SunSportsRays) August 29, 2012
Nice, B.J.! You finally realized it’s your walk-year, huh?
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 30, 2012
That’s pretty sad, I’m sorry to say. I guess the Rays offense has been doing pretty well of late, but the Bucs need some touchdowns. Wow.
— Jonathan Gantt (@Jonathan_Gantt) August 29, 2012