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Game 7 Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays return home to face their second year manager's previously coached team.

Today's Starting Pitchers:

2015 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR GS IP fWAR
Corey Kluber 9 16 3.49 2.97 27.7% 5.1% .228 22 32 222 5.5
Matt Moore 3 4 5.43 4.82 16.6% 8.3% .295 9 12 63 0.3

Matt Moore is coming off a solid outing against Toronto with one lone blemish as he threw a mistake to Josh Donaldson that the reigning MVP deposited into the seats in left for a three run homer. Other than that though, Moore was fine as he racked up five innings, struck out six, walked two, and allowed three runs on five hits, most notably the Donaldson homer.

Corey Kluber Scouting Report:

The 2014 American League Cy Young award winner had another stellar year in 2015, even if his record didn't show it. The main problem he struggled with the home run ball, as his dinger rate nearly doubled to a ridiculous 2.5%. So, Corey Kluber is very good, although he did run into some trouble his first time out in 2016 as he took on the Red Sox, giving up four runs on nine hits, as he struck out five and walked two in just over five innings, picking up a loss.

His arsenal:

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

22.6% vs LHB

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20.8% vs RHB

Away, off the plate Pitches, up and away in the zone
Sinker Low 90's

29.2% vs LHB

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31,1% vs RHB

Will throw it anywhere for a strike Will throw it anywhere for a strike
Cutter High 80's

25.6% vs LHB

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30.1% vs RHB

Low and in, cuts in on the ankles Low and away from the zone
Slider Low 80's

14.1% vs LHB

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17.4% vs RHB

Anywhere below the zone Low and away from the zone
Change Low 80's

8.5% vs LHB

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0.0% vs RHB

Outside, off the plate Non-existent

His splits:

2015 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 473 .322 .258 .321 .420 11 25.8% 6.3%
vs RHB 413 .238 .195 .231 .318 11 29.8% 3.6%
HOME 442 .280 .223 .282 .360 9 26.0% 6.3%
AWAY 444 .285 .233 .276 .382 13 29.3% 3.8%

Go Rays!