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Game 130 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

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The Rays head to Fenway for another series against the Red Sox

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Matt Andriese 6 5 4.11 4.14 20.9% 5.4% .241 .279 12 13/23 97 1.5
Rick Porcello 17 3 3.23 3.65 20.8% 4.0% .233 .270 20 26 172.2 3.3

Matt Andriese had a quality performance his last time out against a potent Boston offense as he actually faced off against Porcello. He allowed only three runs on seven hits, one home run, while he walked one and struck out eight over six innings pitched.

Rick Porcello Scouting Report:

Rick Porcello seemed well on his way to victory in his last start, which coincidentally was against the Rays on the 24th at Tropicana Field. Boston gave him an early 3-0 lead, but in the eighth inning, the Rays tied it up against him and he exited with two outs. In all, he allowed three runs on nine hits, one home run, while he walked none and struck out eight.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 92.5 24.0% 14.0%
Sinker 89.9 36.6% 49.7%
Cutter 85.8 4.7% 10.1%
Slider 84.6 1.5% 8.5%
Change-up 80.9 18.3% 5.1%
Curveball 73.9 14.6% 12.3%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 383 .269 .223 .265 .355 8 21.2% 4.2%
vs RHB 313 .307 .245 .291 .427 12 20.5% 3.8%
HOME 341 .285 .242 .285 .372 6 20.5% 3.2%
AWAY 355 .287 .224 .268 .401 14 21.1% 4.8%

Times Through the Order

TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 234 .317 .272 .305 .435 7 22.2% 2.6%
2nd Time 234 .279 .235 .279 .364 5 23.9% 4.7%
3rd Time 202 .271 .198 .257 .371 7 15.8% 5.0%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Logan Forsythe - 2B Brock Holt - 2B
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Evan Longoria - 3B David Ortiz - DH
Brad Miller - 1B Mookie Betts - RF
Matt Duffy - SS Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Logan Morrison - DH Travis Shaw - 3B
Nick Franklin - RF Chris Young - LF
Corey Dickerson - LF Sandy Leon - C
Bobby Wilson - C Jackie Bradley - CF
Matt Andriese - RHP Rick Porcello - RHP