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Game 93 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies

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Steve Pearce returns to the Rays after a month long absence

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Blake Snell 1 4 3.69 3.47 18.8% 11.8% .260 .323 1 6 31.2 0.6
Tyler Chatwood 8 5 3.29 3.93 14.9% 9.1% .242 .276 6 16 95.2 1.7

In his final start before the all-star break, Blake Snell put up his best performance since he rejoined the Rays back in mid June. Snell last pitched on the seventh against the Angels (the Rays skipped his turn to limit his innings this year), where he allowed two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out seven over six innings of work, but unfortunately came away with the fourth loss of his career.

Tyler Chatwood Scouting Report:

If Tyler Chatwood didn't call Coors Field home, he would be considered among the top starters in the National League. When he pitches away from Colorado, he has been dominant. In all seven of his away starts, he has given up an earned run or less. Meanwhile, he sports a home ERA of 5.32 in over 47 innings pitched. Astonishingly, Chatwood somehow hasn't allowed a home run since his start on May 15th over two months ago. His last time out was on 10th against the Phillies where he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings pitched, striking out two and walking three resulting in his fifth loss of the season.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY
Fastball 92.9 MPH

46.6% vs LHB

***

22.6% vs RHB

Sinker 92.6 MPH

35.4% vs LHB

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40.4% vs RHB

Slider 87.0 MPH

4.2% vs LHB

***

33.8% vs RHB

Change-up 84.7 MPH

5.4% vs LHB

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0.2% vs RHB

Curveball 77.5 MPH

8.1% vs LHB

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2.6% vs RHB

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 179 .250 .219 .263 .308 1 16.2% 5.6%
vs RHB 218 .333 .263 .359 .401 5 13.8% 11.9%
HOME 207 .357 .296 .359 .471 6 12.1% 8.7%
AWAY 190 .229 .182 .268 .231 0 17.9% 9.5%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS COLORADO ROCKIES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Charlie Blackmon - CF
Brad Miller - SS DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Corey Dickerson - LF Trevor Story - SS
Steve Pearce - 1B Ryan Raburn - LF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Mark Reynolds - 1B
Luke Maile - C Nick Hundley - C
Oswaldo Arcia - RF Brandon Barnes - RF
Blake Snell - LHP Tyler Chatwood - RHP