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Game 115 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

The Rays hope to bounce back after last night's loss

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Matt Andriese 6 3 2.90 3.10 19.4% 5.6% .223 .266 5 10/20 80.2 1.8
Masahiro Tanka 8 4 3.32 3.32 20.1% 4.5% .239 .280 14 23 146.1 3.6

Matt Andriese made his second start since returning to the starting rotation his last time out and he didn't pitch poorly, but made one mistake and it resulted in a three run home run. Those three runs would be all that he allowed before exiting with two outs in the fifth inning. He also struck out five and walked one.

Masahiro Tanaka Scouting Report:

Tanaka has been really good for the Yankees this year, but he is prone to the bad outing from time to time. Over two of his past three starts. he's given up four runs or more, although during his latest start, he allowed just a lone run. That came on the 7th against the Indians where he gave up that run on six hits, while he didn't walk a batter and struck out eight over seven innings pitched.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball

92.5

7.5% 3.0%
Sinker 90.3 29.8% 35.5%
Cutter 88.5 5.2% 10.3%
Splitter 86.8 28.4% 20.9%
Slider 84.5 22.0% 27.5%
Curveball 75.8 6.9% 2.4%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 293 .266 .232 .257 .362 6 19.8% 3.1%
vs RHB 305 .297 .246 .297 .369 8 20.3% 5.9%
HOME 307 .296 .240 .280 .410 10 22.2% 4.6%
AWAY 291 .261 .238 .275 .319 4 17.9% 4.5%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Aaron Hicks - LF
Evan Longoria - 3B Chase Headley - 3B
Brad Miller - 1B Didi Gregorius - SS
Matt Duffy - SS Starlin Castro - 2B
Corey Dickerson - DH Gary Sanchez - DH
Mikie Mahtook - RF Tyler Austin - 1B
Nick Franklin - LF Aaron Judge - RF
Luke Maile - C Austin Romine - C
Matt Andriese - RHP Masahiro Tanaka - RHP