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Game 126 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

The Rays hope to salvage a series sweep after last night's thrilling victory

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Drew Pomeranz 10 9 2.95 3.71 26.3% 9.8% .202 .253 16 24 140.1 2.6
Jake Odorizzi 8 5 3.63 4.15 22.0% 6.8% .242 .281 22 26 148.2 2.0

Odorizzi has been on a fantastic run for over a month now with a 1.64 ERA over his last seven starts, three of them scoreless. His last start came on the 20th against the Rangers at the Trop while he allowed a run on six hits, one home run, and he also struck out one and walked four over six innings pitched earning his eighth victory of the season.

Drew Pomeranz Scouting Report:

It's been a pretty great year for Pomeranz as his success led to hi being dealt from a cellar dweller to a possible contender. He had a rough couple of starts when he first joined Boston, but over his last four outings, he has been excellent. During his last start on the 20th in Detroit against the Tigers, he didn't pitch too deep into game, but only allowed one run on four hits, one home run, while he walked none and struck out three over five innings pitched.

His Splits:

TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 145 .269 .211 .306 .296 2 20.7% 11.7%
vs RHB 426 .274 .200 .276 .352 14 28.2% 9.2%
HOME 259 .292 .228 .295 .374 9 27.0% 8.5%
AWAY 312 .256 .181 .274 .308 7 25.6% 10.9%

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Logan Forsythe - 2B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Mookie Betts - RF Evan Longoria - 3B
Hanley Ramirez - DH Brad Miller - 1B
Jackie Bradley - CF Matt Duffy - SS
Chris Young - LF Corey Dickerson - DH
Aaron Hill - 3B Steven Souza - RF
Travis Shaw - 1B Mikie Mahtook - LF
Bryan Holaday - C Luke Maile - C