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Game 158 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox

The Rays pitching looks to regroup after allowing 21 runs over the last two games

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:

2016 W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG BABIP HR GS IP fWAR
Blake Snell 6 8 24.0 12.8 24.0% 12.8% .269 .358 5 18 86.1 1.7
Miguel Gonzalez 4 8 3.98 3.82 16.7% 6.5% .260 .298 11 22/23 126.2 2.4

Following two rough outings, Blake Snell showed some poise as he produced a strong start on the 22nd against the Yankees in New York as he held them scoreless for five innings, while he allowed five walks. However, he still struggled with his control as he walked three, but did pick up six strikeouts.

Miguel Gonzalez Scouting Report:

After being dropped by the Baltimore Orioles around the end of spring training, Gonzalez has enjoyed success with the White Sox. His last time out though was one of his roughest outings of the year as he allowed five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits, one home run, while he walked none and struck out two before leaving with an out in the fifth inning on the 23rd in Cleveland.

His Arsenal:

PITCH AVG VELO vs LHB vs RHB
Sinker 92.1 11.7% 34.1%
Fastball 91.8 32.9% 16.3%
Slider 87.1 23.1% 20.9%
Cutter 86.5 1.3% 4.2%
Splitter 84.7 23.1% 15.9%
Curveball 77.5 10.7% 8.2%

His Splits:

2016 TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
vs LHB 283 .308 .244 .322 .384 7 17.0% 8.8%
vs RHB 255 .305 .276 .311 .398 4 16.5% 3.9%
HOME 229 .327 .284 .328 .437 5 16.6% 5.2%
AWAY 309 .292 .241 .308 .356 6 16.8% 7.4%

Times Through the Order:

TTO TBF wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB%
1st Time 193 .303 .267 .318 .381 2 15.0% 5.2%
2nd Time 189 .294 .249 .312 .360 4 20.6% 7.9%
3rd Time 144 .325 .258 .319 .435 5 13.2% 6.9%

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