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Game 91 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers

The Rays look to achieve their best record of the season

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Ryne Stanek 29.2 31.4% 12.7% 3.02 .146 0.6 25/10
Matthew Boyd 92.1 20.3% 9.0% 4.29 .227 1.1 13/13

Matt Boyd Scouting Report

After stringing together a decent start to the season, it has been a disaster as of late for the Tigers southpaw, as Matt Boyd has struggled mightily since June 19th. He has made four starts since then and as allowed a total of 21 runs over 17 innings pitched. His last time out was on the 5th against the Rangers where he allowed seven runs on seven hits, while he walked none and struck out three over four innings pitched.

His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (73mph), Sinker (89mph) and Change (78mph).

His slider is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, has below average velo, has little depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves. His sinker results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers. His change has surprising cut action, has below average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .300 .226 .270 .439 24.7% 3.4% 4 89
RHB .304 .227 .322 .360 19.0% 10.7% 7 300
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .320 .235 .325 .409 22.9% 8.5% 5 153
2ND .316 .254 .333 .381 17.3% 10.0% 3 150
3RD .254 .169 .247 .329 20.0% 8.2% 3 85

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

DETROIT TIGERS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Jeimer Candelario - 3B Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Nick Castellanos - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
Niko Goodrum - 2B Daniel Robertson - LF
John Hicks - C Wilson Ramos - C
Victor Martinez - DH C.J. Cron - DH
Ronny Rodriguez - 1B Jake Bauers - 1B
JaCoby Jones - CF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Jose Iglesias - SS Carlos Gomez - RF
Victor Reyes - LF Willy Adames - 2B
Matt Boyd - LHP Ryne Stanek - RHP