After a successful spring training in 2014, he was promoted to the Rays’ starting lineup. Against the Texas Rangers on April 4, he won his first major league game by a score of 8-1.
He made 31 starts and logged 168 innings in his debut season, going 11-13 with a 4.13 ERA.
After missing many starts due to injuries in 2015, he logged 169 1/3 innings in 28 appearances. He had a 9-9 record and a 3.35 ERA.
For the first time in his career, his strikeout total was less than 150, as he concentrated less on overpowering the hitters and more on creating solid pitches.
Even though he had his best start of the season thus far on May 29, 2016, he was nonetheless blamed for a loss to the New York Yankees.
With one out in the sixth, SS Brad Miller made an error that allowed Dustin Ackley to score. One out in the 7th inning, Brett Gardner walked on a full count and Starlin Castro hit a home run for the Yankees.
Sadly for Jake, the Yanks won 2-1 despite the fact that they had no further hits throughout the game (Odorizzi left after 7 innings). Until 1914, it had been their first one-hit victory.
He finished the season with a record of 10-6, 3.69 and a career-high 187 2/3 innings pitched in 33 games.
On the heels of it, the following year saw him make 28 starts and finish the season with a record of 10-8, 4.14 and 127 strikeouts in 143.1 innings.
Where Was Jake Odorizzi Born?
Jake Odorizzi was born in Breese, Illinois, United States.