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Game 131 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

The Rays hope to even the series at one after last night's loss

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Jake Odorizzi 9 5 3.53 4.11 21.7% 7.0% .241 .279 22 27 155.2 2.1
Drew Pomeranz 10 10 2.95 3.56 27.0% 9.6% .206 .262 16 25 146.1 3.0

Jake Odorizzi has been among the best pitchers in baseball since returning from the all-star break. Over the span of eight starts, Odorizzi is 6-0 with a 1.59 ERA. His last start came on the 25th against the Red Sox where he allowed a run on five hits, while he walked three ands struck out four over seven innings pitched.

Drew Pomeranz Scouting Report:

Pomeranz continued his recent run of success during his last start, as he put up a season high 11 strikeouts against the Rays on the 25th at Tropicana Field. During the month of August, Pomeranz has a 2.40 ERA over his five starts, averaging six innings per start. During the outing against the Rays, he allowed two runs on seven hits, while he walked one to go along with his high strikeout total.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 91.8 53.1% 31.2%
Sinker 89.9 2.8% 4.1%
Cutter 86.8 12.1% 12.1%
Slider 86.0 0.2% 0.7%
Change-up 86.8 0.2% 9.8%
Curveball 80.1 31.4% 41.9%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 154 .259 .204 .294 .284 2 22.7% 11.0%
vs RHB 443 .279 .207 .281 .361 14 28.4% 9.0%
HOME 259 .292 .228 .295 .374 9 27.0% 8.5%
AWAY 338 .260 .189 .277 .315 7 26.0% 10.4%

Times Through the Order:

TTO TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 225 .262 .206 .283 .303 5 30.7% 8.9%
2nd Time 225 .327 .239 .321 .442 9 25.3% 10.7%
3rd Time 146 .203 .150 .226 .235 2 24.0% 8.9%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS BOSTON RED SOX
Logan Forsythe - 2B Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Xander Bogaerts - SS
Evan Longoria - 3B David Ortiz - DH
Brad Miller - 1B Mookie Betts - RF
Matt Duffy - DH Hanley Ramirez - 1B
Tim Beckham - SS Travis Shaw - 3B
Steven Souza - RF Brock Holt - LF
Corey Dickerson - LF Bryan Holaday - C
Luke Maile - C Jackie Bradley - CF