As Marc Topkin reported before last night's game, Matt Andriese was scratched from his start with Durham and is on his way back up to the Rays yet again this year. This will be Andriese's fifth stint with the Rays this year. During his time in the majors he has served as a valuable spot starter or a long man out of the pen for Kevin Cash.
Andriese has pitched in 12 games this season for Tampa Bay and he's allowed two runs or less in ten of those appearances. During his time with Durham, Andriese has been used pretty much exclusively as a starter, with the exception of his first outing there this season.
Here are his season stats on the year:
Meanwhile, the pitcher being sent down for Andriese, Enny Romero hasn't enjoyed that much success this season.
Once was a very enticing pitching prospect for the Rays and was even selected to participate in the annual Futures' Game three years in a row from 2012-2014. Back during the Rays run towards the postseason in 2013, Romero delivered a much needed spot start for the team after an extra inning marathon the night before.
However, Romero's first full season in Durham in 2014 wasn't very good as he struggled with his command. His lack of command has plagued him his entire career and has prevented him from developing and performing at the major league level. Romero is still just 24 years old however and the Rays still have him under control until the 2021 season so there's still plenty of time for Romero to become the pitcher the Rays hoped he would be.
Here are his numbers this year: