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Game 3 Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

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Jake Odorizzi hopes to give the Rays their first victory of the season.

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Today's Starting Pitchers:

Jake Odorizzi vs Aaron Sanchez

2015 Season W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR G/GS IP fWAR
Aaron Sanchez 7 6 3.22 4.61 16.1% 11.6% .222 9 41/11 92.1 0.3
Jake Odorizzi 9 9 3.35 3.61 21.40% 6.60% 0.229 18 28/28 169.1 2.9

Aaron Sanchez Scouting Report:

Sanchez spent most of the 2015 season pitching out of the bullpen, after working his way up through Toronto's system as a starting pitcher. When he received his promotion in 2014, the Blue Jays used him exclusively in relief. Then in 2015, the Blue Jays assigned Sanchez to the starting rotation where wasn't awful, but wasn't that great either. Around early June, Sanchez suffered an injury that'd sideline him for close to two months and when he came back healthy, he was relegated back to bullpen duty.

Now, with their starting pitching ranks depleted by trades, retirees, and players signing mega deals, Sanchez has a home again in the Toronto rotation.

His arsenal:

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

12.8% vs LHB

***

15.2% vs RHB

Will throw it anywhere in the strikezone Paints the outside corner
Sinker Mid 90's

65.0% vs LHB

***

65.7% vs RHB

Paints the outside corner, or goes below the zone Anywhere and everywhere
Cutter High 80's

2.6% vs LHB

***

3.6% vs RHB

Sporadic Paints the outside corner
Change High 80's

6.0% vs LHB

***

2.5% vs RHB

Paints the outside corner, or goes below the zone Stays low in the zone
Slider Mid 80's

0.5% vs LHB

***

0.9% vs RHB

Sporadic Sporadic
Curve High 70's

13.1% vs LHB

***

11.9% vs RHB

Stays below the zone

Hooks it low and away from the zone

His splits:

2015 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 202 .380 .279 .390 .488 9 10.9% 14.4%
vs RHB 178 .205 .162 .242 .194 0 21.9% 8.4%
HOME 212 .280 .209 .303 .319 5 15.1% 10.9%
AWAY 168 .319 .240 .341 .379 4 12.5% 4.8%

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Kevin Pillar - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Josh Donaldson - 3B Logan Morrison - 1B
Jose Bautista - RF Evan Longoria - 3B
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Corey Dickerson - DH
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Desmond Jennings - LF
Justin Smoak - 1B Brad Miller - SS
Michael Saunders - LF Steven Souza - RF
Russell Martin - C Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Ryan Goins - 2B Hank Conger - C
Aaron Sanchez - RHP Jake Odorizzi - RHP