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Game 147 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles

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Brad Miller is starting in the outfield, while Chris Archer hopes to avoid Rays history

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Chris Archer 8 18 4.05 3.69 28.2% 8.1% .232 .297 26 30 182.1 3.2
Ubaldo Jimenez 7 11 5.98 4.59 18.4% 11.5% .278 .328 14 22/26 123.1 1.2

Chris Archer turned in a solid performance his last time out, but nonetheless ended up with his franchise record tying 18th loss of the season, putting him in the record books as the worst pitcher in Rays history...because that's what a poor win-loss record will do to you. Archer allowed three runs on four hits, two home runs, while he walked one and struck out six over seven innings pitched against the Yankees on the 10th in New York.

Ubaldo Jimenez Scouting Report:

Just over 10 days ago, Jimenez allowed just two hits to the Rays and tossed a complete game allowing just three runs, all of which came on a home run in the first inning. It was his best start of the year for Baltimore. Since his return to the starting rotation, Jimenez has been solid for Orioles over four starts, sporting a 2.83 ERA over that time. His last start came on the 10th against the Tigers where he allowed two runs on four hits, while he walked three and struck out four over seven innings pitched.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 91.8 13.1% 14.0%
Sinker 91.2 37.7% 47.3%
Cutter 88.2 2.2% 0.5%
Splitter 84.8 21.6% 13.8%
Change-up 83.5 4.0% 0.7%
Slider 83.4 12.0% 17.5%
Curveball 76.2 9.2% 5.8%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 242 .395 .307 .393 .538 10 19.0% 12.0%
vs RHB 322 .313 .257 .345 .357 4 18.0% 11.2%
HOME 298 .367 .304 .393 .446 8 17.8% 12.1%
AWAY 266 .327 .250 .335 .421 6 19.2% 10.9%

Times Through the Order:

TTO TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 196 .354 .290 .388 .414 3 15.3% 13.3%
2nd Time 178 .369 .299 .382 .481 4 16.9% 11.8%
3rd Time 129 .310 .254 .318 .390 4 20.2% 7.0%

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Logan Forsythe - 2B Adam Jones - CF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Hyun Soo Kim - LF
Evan Longoria - 3B Manny Machado - 3B
Brad Miller - LF Chris Davis - 1B
Corey Dickerson - DH Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Steven Souza - RF Pedro Alvarez - DH
Richie Shaffer - 1B Matt Wieters - C
Alexei Ramirez - SS J.J. Hardy - SS
Bobby Wilson - C Michael Bourn - RF