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Game 111 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays

The Rays travel north of the border for a three game set with Toronto

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Jake Odorizzi 6 5 3.70 3.92 22.5% 6.9% .238 .280 18 23 131.1 2.1
RA Dickey 8 12 4.49 5.30 17.2% 8.4% .251 .266 26 23 138.1 0.4

Jake Odorizzi continued his strong run as he extended his scoreless streak to 21.2 innings dating back to his start on July 17th against the Orioles. His last start came on the third against the Royals as he kept them scoreless for six innings, allowing just two hits, while he walked two and struck out six en route to his sixth victory and third in a row.

RA Dickey Scouting Report:

Dickey either has an excellent night on the mound or an awful one, at least as of late. Over his last six starts, he has had three outings in which he has pitched seven innings and given up two runs or less. While the other three has given up a total of 18 runs over just 15 innings pitched. His last time out was on the 2nd against the Astros where he allowed a run on six hits, while for the first time this year, he didn't walk a batter and recorded five strikeouts over seven innings pitched.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG. VELO. vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 82.7 MPH 0.5% 3.3%
Sinker 82.8 MPH 5.7% 10.4%
Knuckler 76.4 MPH 92.0% 85.9%
Change-up 72.4 MPH 1.6% 0.3%
Wasted Space Please Ignore Please Just...Please

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 253 .351 .252 .344 .473 12 17.8% 10.7%
vs RHB 330 .331 .251 .303 .476 14 16.7% 6.7%
HOME 307 .359 .264 .336 .513 15 17.6% 8.5%
AWAY 276 .318 .238 .304 .433 11 16.7% 8.3%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Logan Forsythe - 2B Devon Travis - 2B
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Jose Bautista - RF
Evan Longoria - 3B Josh Donaldson - 3B
Brad Miller - 1B Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Mikie Mahtook - RF Michael Saunders - DH
Nick Franklin - LF Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Steven Souza - DH Darrell Ceciliani - LF
Tim Beckham - SS Melvin Upton Jr. - CF
Bobby Wilson - C Josh Thole - C
Jake Odorizzi - RHP R.A. Dickey - RHP