Jason Vargas Frustrates Rays Hitters

Jason Vargas shut the Rays out for 7 innings allowing just 2 hits striking out 7, walking 3, and hitting a batter.

On the afternoon he threw 114 pitches which included 57 fastballs, 40 change ups, and 17 curve balls. He His off speed pitches kept the Rays hitters lunging as they swung and missed at missed at 11 of the 57 curveball or change up offerings.

This wasn’t R.A. Dickey at his best utilizing pinpoint control to tantalize the Rays hitters. This was an unwillingness by Rays hitters to take the ball to the opposite field which made Vargas look a lot better than he is.




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