June 13, 2005
Chris Ray, Bowie's record-setting closer, has been sensational, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by the Orioles, who are calling him up to the big leagues today. Ray, who set a Baysox team record for consecutive saves in a season with 15 while throwing 96-98 mph, got the news over the weekend. In 32 2/3 innings, Ray has a 1.10 ERA with 37 strikeouts and only six walks and 14 hits. Opponents have been batting .131 against him in the Double-A Eastern League. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander, who was taken in the third round by the Orioles in 2003, broke the Baysox record for consecutive saves in a season on Thursday in a 6-2 win over the Harrisburg Senators.