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Game Notes: Archer vs Estrada

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Yesterday the Rays took a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays thanks to solo homers from Brandon Guyer and Curt Casali. The victory puts the Rays 3.5 games back of the Yankees in the East. Today they'll send their ace, Chris Archer, to the mound try and secure the series victory.

Arhcer had a poor start leading up the all-star game, in the actual even itself, he served a homerun to Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates. So far this year, Archer is 9-4 with a 2.74 ERA and a 2.63 FIP over the course of 19 starts and 121.2 innings pitched.

His opponent on the mound will be Marco Estrada.

Marco Estrada Scouting Report:

Estrada carries a record of 6-5 into today's game, with a 3.52 ERA and a 4.04 FIP over the course of 19 games (13 starts) and 87 innings pitched.

His arsenal:

PITCH VELOCITY FREQUENCY
Fastball Low 90's

47% vs LHB

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50% vs RHB

Cutter High 80's

08% vs LHB

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08% vs RHB

Change Low 80's

36% vs LHB

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27% vs RHB

Curve High 70's

10% vs LHB

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15% vs RHB

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
John Jaso - DH Jose Reyes - SS
Grady Sizemore - RF Josh Donaldson - 3B
Evan Longoria - 3B Jose Bautista - RF
James Loney - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - DH
Logan Forsythe - 2B Dioner Navarro - C
David DeJesus - LF Justin Smoak - 1B
Tim Beckham - SS Chris Colabello - LF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Kevin Pillar - CF
Rene Rivera - C Devon Travis - 2B
Chris Archer - RHP Marco Estrada - RHP

Other Rays Notes:

- Blake Snell promoted to Durham

promote LHP Blake Snell from Double A to AAA

- Marc Topkin

- Injury Updates

Cabrera (hamstring) expected to begin baseball related activities early this week

- Roger Mooney

Souza 1-3 with 2B, SO, BB Saturday as DH for Class A Charlotte. Sked to play 7 innings RF today, return to team Tuesday in Philly

- Roger Mooney

- July 19th in team history

  • 1985 - Ernesto Frieri is born. He's currently down in Durham after starting the year in the Rays pen. His poor performance with the team resulted in him being DFA'd and eventually outrighted to Durham.
  • 1995 - Chuck Lamar is hired to be the team first general manager after serving as the assistant to the GM for the Atlanta Braves.
  • 2006 - The Dodgers name the PTBNL in the June deal that sent Mark Hendrickson & Toby Hall to LA for Jae-Weong Seo and Dioner Navarro as they sent Justin Ruggiano to Tampa Bay to complete the deal.
  • 2010 - The Rays sign Rocco Baldelli, giving him the opportunity to have a last hurrah in the major leagues. He had been serving as a special assistant to Andrew Friedman.