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Game 125 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

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The Rays hope to regain their offensive form after two straight losses

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Rick Porcello 17 3 3.22 3.69 20.6% 4.2% .230 .267 19 28 165.0 3.0
Matt Andriese 6 5 3.66 3.79 20.2% 5.5% .237 .272 11 12/22 91.0 1.4

Matt Andriese was fantastic his last time out, for the first four innings, then the wheels fell off and he spiraled out of control. On the 19th against the Texas Rangers, Andriese allowed five runs on seven hits, two home runs, while he walked two and struck out four before exiting with one out in the sixth inning.

Rick Porcello Scouting Report:

Rick Porcello may be having the best season of his major league career in 2016. He sports the highest strikeout rate, lowest walk rate, lowest ERA, and also lowest opponent bating average and BABIP. His last time out was on the 19th in Detroit against his former team where he allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits, one home run, while he walked two and struck out eight over seven innings pitched.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 92.5 23.2% 13.5%
Sinker 89.9 37.4% 50.7%
Cutter 85.8 4.9% 10.8%
Slider 84.7 1.5% 7.7%
Change-up 81.0 17.8% 5.4%
Curveball 73.9 14.9% 11.7%

His Splits:

TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 369 .267 .221 .264 .352 8 21.4% 4.3%
vs RHB 295 .306 .243 .292 .422 11 19.7% 4.1%
HOME 341 .285 .242 .285 .372 6 20.5% 3.2%
AWAY 323 .284 .218 .267 .394 13 20.7% 5.3%

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 - DH
Jackie Bradley - CF Matt Duffy - SS
Sandy Leon - C Logan Morrison - 1B
Brock Holt - 3B Steven Souza - RF
Travis Shaw - 1B Corey Dickerson - LF
Andrew Benintendi - LF Bobby Wilson - C
Rick Porcello - RHP Matt Andriese - RHP