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Game 90 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles

Matt Moore goes to the mound with the eyes of scouts upon him

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Chris Tillman 12 2 3.41 4.27 21.1% 9.3% .230 .268 14 19 113.1 1.6
Matt Moore 5 6 4.46 4.59 20.7% 7.1% .260 .298 18 18 109.0 1.0

Matt Moore turned in the kind of performance we've come to expect his last time out as he tried to keep the Rays in the game, but his defense let him down and he ended up allowing four runs --  two earned -- on seven hits -- one homer -- while he walked three and struck out four over six innings pitched resulting in his sixth loss of the season.

Chris Tillman Scouting Report:

Chris Tillman has pitched against the Rays a lot.

Since making his major league debut in 2009, Tillman has made 23 appearances against the Rays (second most over that timeframe, behind only CC Sabathia), with three of those starts coming so far in 2016. The Rays got to him for six runs the last time he opposed them on June 25th. Tillman has been excellent over his last two outings though, giving up a total of two runs over 14 innings pitched. His last time out was on the 10th against the Angels where he allowed a run on three hits over seven innings pitched, striking out and walking five en route to his 12th victory of the season.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY
Fastball 93.3 MPH

40.0% vs LHB

***

40.9% vs RHB

Sinker 93.1 MPH

16.9% vs LHB

***

17.3% vs RHB

Cutter 87.0 MPH

9.3% vs LHB

***

17.5% vs RHB

Slider 85.1 MPH

0.4% vs LHB

***

1.3% vs RHB

Change-up 85.0 MPH

17.0% vs LHB

***

11.5% vs RHB

Curveball 77.0 MPH

16.1% vs LHB

***

11.3% vs RHB

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 229 .334 .246 .332 .446 8 21.0% 11.4%
vs RHB 235 .283 .214 .283 .363 6 21.3% 7.2%
HOME 287 .318 .240 .318 .416 8 23.7% 9.4%
AWAY 177 .291 .213 .290 .384 6 17.0% 9.0%

Today's Lineups

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