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Game 153 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

Final 'home' series of the year begins

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Drew Pomeranz 10 12 3.40 3.80 26.5% 9.6% .217 .271 21 29 164.1 2.8
Chris Archer 8 18 4.05 3.77 27.8% 7.9% .233 .295 28 31 188.2 3.1

Drew Pomeranz Scouting Report:

Over his last two starts, Pomeranz has totaled less than six innings pitched as he has struggled to pitch deep into the games. His last start came on the 18th against the Yankees where he allowed four runs on seven hits, one home run, while he walked two and struck out three before leaving with two outs in the fourth inning.

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 181 .290 .241 .322 .333 2 21.6% 10.5%
vs RHB 499 .287 .208 .284 .379 19 28.3% 9.2%
HOME 318 .313 .241 .309 .413 13 26.4% 8.8%
AWAY 362 .265 .194 .281 .325 8 26.5% 10.2%

Times Through the Order:

TTO TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 261 .281 .217 .297 .336 7 30.3% 9.6%
2nd Time 255 .342 .254 .335 .465 11 24.3% 10.6%
3rd Time 163 .207 .153 .221 .255 3 23.9% 8.0%

Today's Lineups

BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Logan Forsythe - 2B
Xander Bogaerts - SS Kevin Kiermaier - CF
David Ortiz - DH Evan Longoria - 3B
Mookie Betts - RF Brad Miller - 1B
Hanley Ramirez - 1B Mikie Mahtook - RF
Travis Shaw - 3B Corey Dickerson - LF
Jackie Bradley - CF Alexei Ramirez - SS
Bryan Holaday - C Bobby Wilson - C
Brock Holt - LF Luke Maile - DH
Drew Pomeranz - LHP Chris Archer - RHP