Biscuits slugger Ryan Garko said last month he would give this last attempt at getting back to the big leagues all he's got. So far, he has. In 35 games and 131 at- bats he has hit four home runs with 22 RBI and owns a .344 batting average and a .445 on-base percentage. He is slugging .489. He has turned it up a notch in June, too, a time where some Rays at his position are struggling.
June 28, 2012
With a 4-3 start to the month of June, the Montgomery Biscuits are now 32- 29 and find themselves only a game and a half out of first place in the Southern League's South Division. Inside, the Biscuits hottest pitcher discusses what the key adjustment has been to his last two impressive starts and the team's hitting instructor weighs in on the squad's all-star representatives.
June 8, 2012
Ryan Garko sat at home this past spring and thought his career was over. Instead, after working out the entire off-season and proclaiming to have the same bat speed he had with the Cleveland Indians, he decided to play with the Long Island Ducks. After tearing up the Atlantic League, the Rays signed the MLB-veteran to a minor league deal and he has a second chance at a big-league dream.
May 29, 2012
The Biscuits went 4-1 in a week that included two days off. They are now a game above the .500 mark (24-23) based on the recent strength of their starting pitching staff, who will soon be joined by a familiar face. Inside, catcher Mark Thomas and pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein discuss Alex Colome's progress and his importance to the team. Also inside, Ryan Garko is starting to swing a big stick.
May 25, 2012
Despite the promotions of 3B Cole Figueroa, 1B Henry Wrigley and opening day starter Shane Dyer the Montgomery Biscuits are 10-7 in May. After slugging in April, the Biscuits have used their speed to rack up wins in May. Inside pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein and hitting instructor Ozzie Timmons discuss some of the players who have since stepped up and the keys to their performances.
May 18, 2012
Ryan Garko hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Cliff Lee pitched five innings for his 10th win as the Indians won in Detroit, 8-2, Monday night. Kelly Shoppach hit a two-run homer in the second as Cleveland scored eight runs in 1 1/3 innings off Tigers lefty Dontrelle Willis -- then waited out a long thunderstorm and went on earn a split of the four-game series between AL Central rivals.
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