- Erik Bedard only pitched one game before being called up.
- Kirby Yates put in 21appearances and I’m leaving him on the charts because he could be back.
- Brad Boxberger is on his third visit to Tampa Bay and looks like he’s going to stick.
- Juan Carlos Oviedo’s seven 1-inning appearances with the Bulls were officially rehab status.
- Jeff Beliveau has made three trips to join Tampa Bay (he’s pitched 2 innings for them).
- Juan Sandoval was released back near the end of May.
- C.J. Riefenhauser has made one trip to Tampa Bay and was on the disabled list for a couple of weeks in May.
- Jim Patterson came up from Montgomery, made 5 reasonably successful appearances, and went back.
- Braulio Lara came up from Montgomery, made 9 not very successful appearances, and went back.
- Brandon Gomes was optioned down from the Rays near the end of May.
- Josh Lueke came down in mid-June.
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Walks/Hits per Inning Pitched is an interesting pitching stat and sometimes brings a different perspective. In this case, the bottom three (Mathis, Gomes, and Thompson) seemed to be doing better in terms of overall results. Not surprised to see Romero and Karns near the bottom though.
Lastly, in the just for fun category, is a chart of pitches made per out. Our home-brewed measure of efficiency. Sample size (Gomes and Geltz) may matter quite a bit here, but certainly Romero and Mathis are working awfully hard to get through their innings.