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Game 47 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Michael Pineda 2 5 6.34 4.53 24.7% 6.6% .306 .378 10 9 49.2 0.4
Matt Moore 1 3 5.47 4.52 21.9% 7.1% .282 .331 9 9 51.0 0.3

Matt Moore was fantastic during the month of April, but has hit the road block that has seemingly stung all of the Rays starting pitchers in May as he has struggled to put batters away and just cannot pitch deep into games. So far this month, Moore has just over 19 innings pitched in four starts. His last start was on the 23rd against the Marlins where he allowed a season 10 hits, yielding five runs while he walked one and struck out three over five innings pitched.

Michael Pineda Scouting Report:

The Rays lit up Pineda the last time they faced him, they got to him for seven runs in New York, hitting four homers off him in just five innings. His season line resembles members of the Rays rotation as he can provide somewhat good starts, but is struggling to pitch deep into games and inevitably has a rough outing. His last time out on the 22nd against the Athletics resulted in just his second victory of the season as he completed seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, walking one, and striking out six.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY vs LHB vs RHB
Cutter 94.2 MPH

50.2% vs LHB

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56.6% vs RHB

Paints the corners Paints the corners
Slider 86.6 MPH

34.3% vs LHB

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40.2% vs LHB

Low and inside, off the plate Low and away from the zone
Change-up 88.2 MPH

15.3% vs LHB

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3.1% vs LHB

Low and away from the zone Sporadic

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 103 .397 .326 .379 .553 3 25.2% 6.8%
vs RHB 124 .384 .290 .347 .553 7 24.2% 6.5%
HOME 129 .434 .328 .380 .653 9 24.8% 5.4%
AWAY 98 .331 .278 .337 .422 1 24.5% 8.2%

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Brandon Guyer - LF
Aaron Hicks - LF Brad Miller - SS
Carlos Beltran - RF Evan Longoria - 3B
Alex Rodriguez - DH Steve Pearce - 2B
Starlin Castro - 2B Logan Morrison - 1B
Dustin Ackley - 1B Steven Souza - RF
Chase Headley - 3B Corey Dickerson - DH
Didi Gregorius - SS Mikie Mahtook - CF
Austin Romine - C Hank Conger - C