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Game 152 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

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Juniel Querecuto will make his major league debut, while Blake Snell takes the mound for the Rays

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Luis Cessa 4 2 4.44 6.17 14.8% 5.1% .238 .218 14 6/14 52.2 -0.4
Blake Snell 5 8 3.87 3.50 23.9% 12.7% .270 .358 5 17 81.1 1.6

Blake Snell's starts have been hit or miss this year, as he'll either turn in something putrid or something truly beautiful that shines of a better future and the wonderful things to come...

Anyway, Snell last pitched on the 15th in Baltimore against the Orioles where he pitched one out into the fifth inning, while he allowed four runs on six hits, walked two batters, and he racked up six strikeouts.

Luis Cessa Scouting Report:

It's been a struggle for Cessa during the past month or so, as he was thrust into a situation that he wasn't the best suited for and the Yankees season came crashing down around him. His last start came on the 16th in Boston, where he allowed three runs on six hits, one home run, while he walked none and struck out one over five innings pitched.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Fastball 95.0 43.8% 52.9%
Slider 85.5 11.1% 27.5%
Change-up 85.1 24.0% 2.0%
Curveball 80.7 20.9% 17.4%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 87 .316 .220 .264 .488 6 17.2% 5.8%
vs RHB 129 .334 .250 .305 .479 7 13.2% 4.7%
HOME 106 .346 .235 .292 .531 8 16.0% 6.6%
AWAY 110 .309 .240 .284 .437 5 13.6% 3.6%

Times Through the Order:

TTO TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 54 .351 .269 .296 .538 4 18.5% 1.9%
2nd Time 54 .237 .192 .222 .327 2 16.7% 3.7%
3rd Time 28 .416 .280 .357 .640 3 7.1% 7.1%

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Brett Gardner - LF Logan Forsythe - 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Gary Sanchez - C Evan Longoria - DH
Billy Butler - DH Brad Miller - SS
Mark Teixeira - 1B Corey Dickerson - LF
Chase Headley - 3B Curt Casali - C
Didi Gregorius - SS Juniel Querecuto - 3B
Aaron Hicks - RF Richie Shaffer - 1B
Donovan Solano - 2B Mikie Mahtook - RF