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Game 123 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

David Price goes to the hill against Blake Snell as two old school meets new school

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
David Price 11 8 4.19 3.52 24.0% 5.2% .265 .327 21 26 169.2 3.3
Blake Snell 4 5 3.06 3.34 24.0% 12.7% .250 .333 3 12 61.2 1.3

Blake Snell had a solid rebound from the worst start of his young major league career his last time out. It wasn't a fantastic outing, but still a decent one. Snell allowed a run on five hits, while he walked four and struck out eight over five innings pitched as he picked up the fourth win of his career on the 16th against the Padres.

David Price Scouting Report:

He's David Price

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 93.7 18.5% 18.2%
Sinker 93.5 41.7% 28.4%
Cutter 88.9 14.% 20.3%
Change-up 85.0 16.1% 24.5%
Curveball 79.1 8.8% 8.5%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 177 .316 .266 .306 .430 5 18.6% 3.4%
vs RHB 536 .316 .264 .314 .423 16 25.8% 5.8%
HOME 366 .322 .262 .311 .442 12 26.8% 4.4%
AWAY 347 .310 .267 .313 .407 9 21.0% 6.1%

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Logan Forsythe - 2B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Kevin Kiermaier - CF
David Ortiz - DH Evan Longoria - 3B
Mookie Betts - RF Brad Miller - 1B
Hanley Ramirez - 1B Matt Duffy - SS
Sandy Leon - C Tim Beckham - DH
Chris Young - LF Steven Souza - RF
Aaron Hill - 3B Mikie Mahtook - LF
Andrew Benintendi - CF Luke Maile - C