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Game 15 Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

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The Rays are taking on David Price for the 4th time since his departure from the club

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The $217 million dollar man is taking on the Rays tonight, as the Boston Red Sox will send David Price to the hill to face his former team. The Rays so far have split the series after taking the first game in an extra inning affair where the Rays shutout the Red Sox, 3-0, and then they took the loss last night as Chris Archer continued his slow start to the year.

Today's Starting Pitchers

2016 W L IP GS ERA FIP K% BB% HR AVG BABIP fWAR GS
David Price 2 0 18 3 4.50 1.62 36.5% 5.4% 1 .232 .366 0.7 3
Jake Odorizzi 0 1 18.2 3 2.41 2.10

7.0%

4.1% 1 .239 .320 0.8 3

David Price Scouting Report:

After spitting time the past two seasons with three different teams, David Price knows he'll stick with the Red Sox until at least the 2019 season as he signed a record breaking deal this past off-season. Thus far, he has sandwiched a poor outing between two solid ones as he delivered a 10 strikeout performance on Opening Day, surrendering two runs over six innings. Then, to follow that up, the Orioles offense got to him for five runs in just five innings. He bounced back this past Saturday against the Blue Jays, delivering seven excellent innings, allowing just two runs, striking out nine and walking none.

His arsenal:

PITCH VELOCITY FREQUENCY vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball Low 90s

29.7% vs LHB

***

32.3% vs RHB

Sporadic Anywhere away from the zone
Sinker Low 90's

43.2% vs LHB

***

18.8% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Cutter High 80's

10.8% vs LHB

***

15.9% vs RHB

Sporadic Tends to stay away from the zone
Change Mid 80's

13.5% vs LHB

***

26.8% vs RHB

Sporadic Outisde, off the plate
Curve Low 80's

2.7% vs LHB

***

6.2% vs RHB

Rarely throws Below the zone

*Based off his 2016 season thus far

His splits:

2015 wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB .285 .257 .284 .374 4 20.8% 3.1%
vs RHB .265 .216 .267 .342 13 26.9% 6.0%
HOME .274 .238 .273 .360 8 26.1% 4.1%
AWAY .267 .216 .270 .340 9 24.6% 6.5%

Today's Lineups
TAMPA BAY RAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Logan Forsythe - 2B Mookie Betts - RF
Brandon Guyer - LF Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS
Steve Pearce - 1B David Ortiz - DH
Desmond Jennings - DH Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Steven Souza - RF Travis Shaw - 3B
Tim Beckham - SS Brock Holt - LF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Christian Vazquez - C
Curt Casali - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Jake Odorizzi - RHP David Price - LHP