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Game 116 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

The Rays hope to avoid a series sweep in New York

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Jake Odorizzi 6 5 3.69 4.01 22.1% 7.1% .242 .283 19 24 136.2 2.0
Luis Severino 1 7 6.42 4.52 19.1% 6.2% .291 .331 8 8/11 47.2 0.4

Jake Odorizzi didn't pitch all that great his last time out, especially compared to how he had been performing, but he was still solid. On the 8th in Toronto, Odorizzi allowed four runs -- two earned -- eight hits, one homer, while he walked three and struck out four before leaving with one out in the sixth inning.

Luis Severino Scouting Report:

Severino is back in the major leagues after a short stay in Triple-A as he is filling in for Nathan Eovaldi who was placed on the disabled list. Severino made a start on the 9th against the Red Sox where he allowed five runs on seven hits, while he walked none and struck out three before leaving the game with one out in the fifth inning.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 96.7 53.6% 56.7%
Change-up 90.0 17.8% 5.7%
Slider 89.5 28.4% 37.5%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 113 .319 .280 .319 .430 3 19.5% 4.4%
vs RHB 97 .390 .303 .361 .562 5 18.6% 8.3%
HOME 109 .356 .277 .330 .505 6 20.2% 6.4%
AWAY 101 .348 .305 .347 .474 2 17.8% 5.9%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Aaron Hicks - LF
Evan Longoria - 3B Didi Gregorius - SS
Brad Miller - 1B Starlin Castro - 2B
Matt Duffy - SS Brian McCann - DH
Nick Franklin - LF Gary Sanchez - C
Corey Dickerson - DH Tyler Austin - 1B
Steven Souza - RF Aaron Judge - RF
Bobby Wilson - C Ronald Torreyes - 3B
Jake Odorizzi - RHP Luis Severino - RHP