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Rays vs. Rangers GDT 1: Odorizzi vs. Saunders

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The odds are in Odo's favor.

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Jake Odorizzi is a slender, sophomore righty. Joe Saunders is a husky, veteran left-hander. Their ethnicity and height is about all that's the same between these two pitchers. Odo is a fly ball pitcher. Saunders is a neutral, maybe groundball pitcher (of late).

The Fangraphs scoreboard projections have the pre-lineup Rays (meaning before the official lineup is released, so it's based on more general team-wide projections) give the Rays a 55% chance of winning tonight's game.

And after yesterday's happy offensive explosion, I think we're all gearing up for a veteran, soft-tossing lefty to pitch a perfecto. But let's think positive thoughts.

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Let's do a DRB scoreboard projection: Will the Rays win tonight?

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  • 97%
    Yes.
    (47 votes)
  • 2%
    No.
    (1 vote)
48 votes total Vote Now