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The Rays hope to salvage a series tie after an awful call cost them late, last night

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

PITCHER W L ERA FIP AVG HR K% BB% GS/G IP
Jake Odorizzi 8 8 3.26 3.47 .225 15 21.9% 6.3% 25/25 151.2
Kevin Gausman 3 6 4.15 4.34 .247 15 20.8% 6.3% 14/22 93.1

The Yankees again were able to club a couple of homers off of Odorizzi his last time out, but this time he was able to limit the damage allowing three earned runs on three hits, while he walked three and struck out five. Since a poor outing to end the month of August, Odorizzi has strung together three consecutive quality outings with the results being mixed.

Kevin Gausman Scouting Report:

Gausman faced the Rays back on the second of September and didn't last very long as the Rays got to him for four runs, chasing him from the game in the third inning. In the two starts that have followed, Gausman has been solid for Baltimore, not pitching very deep and showing good numbers. In those two starts, he has combined to throw 11 innings, and has only allowed a run on eight hits, while he has walked five and struck out 12.

His arsenal:

PITCH VELOCITY FREQUENCY vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball High 90's

64% vs LHB

***

68% vs RHB

Tends to stay away in the zone, off the plate Tends stay more middle-in, and from the waist down
Sinker High 90's

05% vs LHB

***

04% vs RHB

Off the plate, away Inside, off the plate
Splitter Mid 80's

21% vs LHB

***

11% vs RHB

Off the plate, away Anywhere below the zone
Change Mid 80's

02% vs LHB

***

03% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Slider Low 80's

06% vs LHB

***

02% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Curve Low 80's

01% vs LHB

***

12% vs RHB

Anywhere below the zone Anywhere below the zone

His splits:

TBF AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 209 .228 .287 .365 5 23.4% 7.7%
vs RHB 186 .269 .312 .526 10 17.7% 4.8%
HOME 185 .214 .265 .372 6 22.7% 6.5%
AWAY 210 .277 .329 .503 9 19.1% 6.2%

Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Gerardo Parra - RF John Jaso - DH
Manny Machado - 3B Grady Sizemore - LF
Chris Davis - 1B Evan Longoria - 3B
Adam Jones - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Steve Clevenger - DH James Loney - 1B
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Mikie Mahtook - RF
Steve Pearce - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Caleb Joseph - C J.P. Arencibia - C
Paul Janish - SS Tim Beckham - SS
Kevin Gausman - RHP Jake Odorizzi - RHP

September 20th in Rays History:

  • They are 6-10 all-time
  • 1998 - During a game that would require extra innings between the Devil Rays and Blue Jays, a longtime nemesis made his major league debut as Roy Halladay went five innings and gave up three runs. Tampa Bay trailed 5-4 in the ninth, but Fred McGriff launched his 19th homer of the year to tie it. Unfortunately, in the 12th, Albie Lopez allowed two runs to score anf Toronto would win, 7-5.
  • 2008 - When Evan Longoria catches a pop up in foul territory, it seals the Rays 7-2 victory over the Twins. It also clinches the team's first ever postseason birth and they become just the second team in MLB history to have the worst record in baseball the previous year and play in the postseason the next.
  • 2011 - The Rays are shutout by Ivan Nova and two Yankee relievers, losing 4-0.
  • 2012 - Trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth against Boston, Tampa Bay would begin to rally. The Rays would scratch across three runs to tie it, then Melvin Upton Jr stepped up with runners on 2nd and 3rd, and proceeded to lower the boom, connecting for his 24th homer of the year for the walk-off victory.
  • 2013 - In the middle of a very tight playoff race, the Rays and Orioles engage in an epic bout as they combined to use a major league record, 21 pitchers, in a game that required 18 innings and lasted close to seven hours. The finally won after David DeJesus singled in Desmond Jennings from second for the walkoff victory.