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Game 16 Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

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The Rays head to the Bronx to take on the Yankees

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today's Starting Pitchers:

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Matt Moore 1 0 2.95 2.99 28.4% 4.1% .217 .283 2 3 18.1 0.4
CC Sabathia 1 1 5.06 4.17 17.0% 10.6% .262 .303 1 2 10.2 0.1

Matt Moore has improved with each start this season, dominating his last time out striking out 10, walking none in earning his first victory of the season. He only allowed two runs on five hit -- coincidentally he has allowed five hits in each of his three starts thus far.

CC Sabathia Scouting Report:

With his glory years behind him and his last days in baseball quickly approaching, CC Sabathia has begun his 16th season in the majors. After beginning his career as the ace of the Indians, Sabathia would eventually be traded, and then signed to what was at the time, a record breaking contract. Since that time, there have been plenty of ups and downs for him.

He has also had to redefine himself on the mound from a power pitcher to more of a finesse one. So far this year, Sabathia has delivered a couple of mediocre outings, but hasn't particularly impressed as he's given up three runs during both starts.

His arsenal:

PITCH VELOCITY FREQUENCY vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball High 80's

15.7% vs LHB

***

2.2% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Sinker High 80's

35.3% vs LHB

***

24.6% vs RHB

Runs it under the hands Tends to stay on the outer edge
Cutter Mid 80's

29.4% vs LHB

***

43.3% vs RHB

Low and away from the zone Runs it up and in
Change Low 80's

0.0% vs LHB

***

14.2% vs RHB

Non-existent Anywhere away from the zone
Slider High 70's

19.6% vs LHB

***

15.7% vs RHB

Low and away from the zone Anywhere low in the zone

His splits:

2015 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 140 .231 .183 .237 .279 3 30.0% 4.3%
vs RHB 586 .370 .304 .363 .502 25 16.2% 7.5%
HOME 321 .348 .284 .284 .450 12 20.3% 7.8%
AWAY 405 .339 .278 .278 .465 16 17.8% 6.2%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Brett Gardner - LF
Brandon Guyer - CF Starlin Castro - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Carlos Beltran - RF
Corey Dickerson - DH Mark Teixeira - 1B
Desmond Jennings - LF Alex Rodriguez - DH
Steve Pearce - 1B Brian McCann - C
Steven Souza - RF Chase Headley - 3B
Tim Beckham - SS Aaron Hicks - CF
Curt Casali - C Didi Gregorius - SS
Matt Moore - LHP CC Sabathia - LHP