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Game 96 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics

The Rays hope to win their fourth game in a row

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Jake Odorizzi 4 5 4.39 4.32 22.7% 7.6% .248 .289 18 20 110.2 1.2
Sean Manaea 3 5 5.13 4.42 19.1% 6.5% .265 .300 11 12/13 72.0 0.6

Jake Odorizzi rebounded from a couple of subpar outings with a quality performance during his last start as he completed six innings against the Orioles. He allowed two runs on seven hits -- one homer -- while he walked one and struck out seven en route to his first victory since June 8th.

Sean Manaea Scouting Report:

Manaea's rookie season has been up and down so far as he had some excellent starts and some really not excellent starts. He pitched out of the bullpen for the first time this season during his last outing, but went five innings allowing two runs on three hits -- one homer -- while he walked none and struck out four.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY
Fastball 93.3 MPH

55.9% vs LHB

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60.7% vs RHB

Change-up 86.2 MPH

6.4% vs LHB

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30.5% vs RHB

Slider 80.6 MPH

37.6% vs LHB

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8.7% vs RHB

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 62 .250 .175 .246 .321 2 25.8% 6.5%
vs RHB 247 .350 .287 .339 .489 9 17.4% 6.5%
HOME 212 .305 .246 .308 .403 5 19.3% 7.1%
AWAY 97 .386 .304 .347 .567 6 18.6% 5.2%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS OAKLAND A'S
Logan Forsythe - 2B Coco Crisp - LF
Brandon Guyer - LF Josh Reddick - RF
Evan Longoria - 3B Khris Davis - DH
Steve Pearce - 1B Stephen Vogt - C
Steven Souza - RF Jed Lowrie - 2B
Corey Dickerson - DH Jake Smolinski - CF
Tim Beckham - SS Yonder Alonso - 1B
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Ryon Healy - 3B
Luke Maile - C Arismendy Alcantara - SS
Jake Odorizzi - RHP Sean Manaea - LHP