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Game 21 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles

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Let's go for the sweep, shall we?

Today's Starting Pitchers:

2016 W L IP GS ERA FIP K% BB% HR AVG BABIP fWAR
Chris Tillman 1 1 18.1 4 4.42 3.31 20.0% 8.0% 1 .250 .308 0.4
Matt Moore 1 1 25 4 3.60 3.41 25.2% 4.9% 3 .240 .299 0.5

Matt Moore was given two leads his last time out against the Yankees and he blew them both as he allowed a tying homer to Brian McCann, and then also allowed a game-tying steal of home to Jacoby Ellsbury later in the game. When it was all said and done, he had been charged with four runs over six and two-thirds innings pitched, while he struck out five and walked two.

Chris Tillman Scouting Report:

Every time the Rays lock into a series against the Orioles, it always seems to during Tillman's turn in the rotation as he'll face them already for the second time this year. He opened the 2016 season by striking out five batters in just two innings before a rain delay ended his night prematurely. His next time out would be against the Rays and he allowed a run on four hits over five innings.

Since then, Tillman has made two starts -- one awful and one that was somewhat decent -- as he gave up six runs in the first outing and then just two runs during the second one which came against the Blue Jays on the 21st.

His arsenal:

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

31.9% vs LHB

***

36.8% vs RHB

Up and away from the zone Tends to stay middle-away
Sinker Low 90's

24.8% vs LHB

***

15.4% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Cutter Mid 80's

8.9% vs LHB

***

20.9% vs RHB

Sporadic Runs it under the hands, or low and away from the zone
Change Mid 80's

17.7% vs LHB

***

15.9% vs RHB

Low and away from the zone Anywhere low in the zone
Curveball High 70's

16.8% vs LHB

***

11.0% vs RHB

Anywhere below the zone Anywhere below the zone

His splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 32 .352 .290 .313 .516 0 18.8% 3.1%
vs RHB 43 .298 .216 .326 .324 1 20.9% 11.6%
HOME 50 .279 .182 .280 .341 1 28.0% 10.0%
AWAY 25 .406 .375 .400 .542 0 4.0% 4.0%

Today's Lineups

BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Joey Rickard - RF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Manny Machado - 3B Brad Miller - SS
Adam Jones - CF Evan Longoria - 3B
Chris Davis - 1B Corey Dickerson - DH
Mark Trumbo - DH Desmond Jennings - LF
Matt Wieters - C Logan Morrison - 1B
J.J. Hardy - SS Steven Souza - RF
Nolan Reimold - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Hank Conger - C
Chris Tillman - RHP Matt Moore - LHP

Go Rasy!