clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Game 87 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

The Rays hope to avoid their 21 loss in 24 games

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Matt Moore 5 5 4.54 4.54 21.1% 6.8% .259 .298 17 17 103.0 0.9
Rick Porcello 10 2 3.82 3.88 20.8% 4.7% .254 .299 13 17 106.0 1.7

Matt Moore has quietly been very good over his last six starts, but has been unable to avoid the occasional rough inning. However, with the Rays losing 20 of their past 23 games, two of their victories have come with Moore on the mound. During his last start on the 4th, Moore allowed two runs on six hits -- one home run -- while he walked two and struck out three before leaving the game with two outs in the seventh inning.

Rick Porcello Scouting Report:

Rick Porcello has not received a loss since May 17th, but he hasn't really been tremendous since then, having received some generous run support. During his last start on 4th against the Rangers, Porcello allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 12 hits, while he didn't walk a batter, and struck out three over six innings resulting in his 10th victory of the season.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. FREQUENCY
Fastball 92.6 MPH

20.3% vs LHB

***

12.6% vs RHB

Sinker 90.1 MPH

41.3% vs LHB

***

54.6% vs RHB

Cutter 86.0 MPH

5.6% vs LHB

***

10.5% vs RHB

Slider 85.0 MPH

1.4% vs LHB

***

5.8% vs RHB

Change-up 81.7 MPH

16.8% vs LHB

***

6.7% vs RHB

Curveball 74.2 MPH

14.3% vs LHB

***

9.5% vs RHB

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 242 .271 .229 .279 .338 5 22.3% 5.4%
vs RHB 201 .356 .285 .338 .497 8 18.9% 4.0%
HOME 207 .311 .269 .320 .393 4 21.3% 3.4%
AWAY 236 .308 .241 .294 .425 9 20.3% 5.9%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Logan Forsythe - 2B Mookie Betts - RF
Brad Miller - SS Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Evan Longoria - 3B Xander Bogaerts - SS
Logan Morrison - 1B David Ortiz - DH
Steven Souza - CF Jackie Bradley - CF
Corey Dickerson - DH Aaron Hill - 3B
Nick Franklin - LF Travis Shaw - 1B
Oswaldo Arcia - RF Bryce Brentz - LF
Curt Casali - C Sandy Leon - C
Matt Moore - LHP Rick Porcello - RHP