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Game 68 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

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The Rays hope to continue their winning ways as they face the division leading Yankees

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin a four game series in the Bronx as they’ll take on the division leading New York Yankees.

The Rays come into play tonight on another one of their winning streaks, that spawned fresh of another one of their prolonged losing streaks. They are currently 32-35 on the season, having just swept the Toronto Blue Jays.

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Snell 82.1 27.4% 7.7% 2.30 .187 1.7 14/14
German 47.1 26.1% 9.4% 4.45 .227 0.4 11/6

Domingo German scouting report, courtesy of Brooks Baseball and Fangraphs

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Curve (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph) and Sinker (96mph).

His curve has primarily 12-6 movement, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ curves, is much harder than usual, has little depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has well above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, has an obvious armside fade and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups. His sinker has an obvious tail, is blazing fast, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has some natural sinking action.

Splits

SPLITS wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
SPLITS wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .289 .202 .257 .419 22.8% 5.9% 5 101
RHB .340 .253 .363 .407 22.9% 12.8% 3 102
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .188 .278 .511 .331 25.9% 7.4% 4 54
2ND .355 .261 .370 .435 25.9% 13.0% 2 54
3RD .201 .179 .207 .259 20.7% 17.2% 0 29