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Game 94 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies

The Rays actually have the chance to go for a series victory, will they succeed?

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Chris Archer 4 13 4.68 4.33 26.5% 9.5% .252 .315 20 20 117.1 1.2
Jorge De La Rosa 6 6 5.50 5.25 19.5% 10.4% .279 .320 12 12/15 68.2 0.2

Chris Archer pitched well his last time out, but was left in for one batter too many as he served up a solo homer. In the end, he allowed four runs on seven hits -- two home runs -- while he walked one and struck out six, before leaving the game with one out in the eighth inning.

Jorge De La Rosa Scouting Report:

After pitching awful for the first month of the season, followed by a stint on the disabled list, De La Rosa was moved to the bullpen. But, he seemed to figure something out and his success led to another chance in the starting rotation. Since that time, he has a 2.68 ERA and is averaging over six innings a start. His last time out was on the 15th in Atlanta where he allowed two runs on eight hits, while he walked three and struck out two in six innings of work.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY
Fastball 91.2 MPH

37.7% vs LHB

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32.5% vs RHB

Sinker 91.3 MPH

3.2% vs LHB

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1.7% vs RHB

Cutter 87.2 MPH

20.1% vs LHB

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19.6% vs RHB

Splitter 82.6 MPH

29.7% vs LHB

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35.3% vs RHB

Curveball 74.5 MPH

9.1% vs LHB

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10.7% vs RHB

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 92 .350 .289 .359 .458 3 17.4% 8.7%
vs RHB 223 .381 .296 .383 .505 9 19.7% 10.8%
HOME 139 .329 .231 .333 .425 7 23.0% 11.5%
AWAY 176 .405 .342 .409 .541 5 15.9% 9.1%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS COLORADO ROCKIES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Charlie Blackmon - CF
Brandon Guyer - CF DJ LeMahieu - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Nolan Arenado - 3B
Steve Pearce - 1B Carlos Gonzalez - RF
Steven Souza - RF Trevor Story - SS
Corey Dickerson - LF Daniel Descalso - LF
Tim Beckham - SS Mark Reynolds - 1B
Curt Casali - C Tony Wolters - C
Chris Archer - RHP Jorge De La Rosa - LHP