The Rays are sending another southpaw to the mound today to follow up Blake Snell's stellar debut yesterday afternoon. They'll be out hoping avoid being swept by the Yankees if some defensive miscues and a rare bullpen lapse brought upon a walkoff victory for New York.
Today's Starting Pitchers:
Over his 15 innings pitched, Drew Smyly has racked up 22 strikeouts, dominating his last time out against Boston. He didn't earn the victory, but that goes to show how meaningless win-loss numbers are as he delivered eight scoreless innings, only allowed a weak single, while he struck out 11 and walked two.
Michael Pineda Scouting Report:
Pineda had a lousy start to open the season, but has rebounded nicely his last two times out. After a three run, six inning effort against the Blue Jays, Pineda went six more innings this past Tuesday against the Athletics and gave up two runs on seven hits, while he struck out seven and walked just one batter resulting in a no-decision.
|PITCH||VELOCITY||FREQUENCY||vs LHB||vs RHB|
55.0% vs LHB
55.4% vs RHB
|Tends to stay middle-away||Tends to stay middle-away|
31.8% vs LHB
40.8% vs RHB
|Low and in, off the plate||Low and away from the zone|
13.2% vs LHB
3.8% vs RHB
#Rays lineup: Forsythe DH, Morrison 1B, Longoria 3B, Dickerson LF, Pearce 2B, Miller SS, Souza Jr RF Kiermaier CF, Casali C - LHP Smyly— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) April 24, 2016