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Game 92 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers

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The Rays go the series sweep with Hunter Wood starting his first career game

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Hunter Wood 9 14.3% 8.6% 4.46 .156 0 4/0
Jordan Zimmermann 56.1 24.8% 4.4% 3.06 .279 1.6 11/11

Jordan Zimmermann Scouting Report

Zimmermann have quietly been very good for the Tigers during the 2018 season. He had a month long stay on the disabled list. He made his return on June 16th and has made four starts since returning. He has allowed two runs over this last three starts, with his last outing coming on the 6th against Rangers where he allowed a run on six hits over eight innings pitched. The lone run came via a solo home run, meanwhile, he didn’t walk a batter and racked up 11 strikeouts during the dominating start.

His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (87mph).

His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider has much less depth than expected, is much harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His curve is slightly harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His change is much firmer than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups and has slight armside fade.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .271 .214 .264 .359 26.4% 6.4% 3 110
RHB .280 .239 .261 .400 23.3% 2.6% 3 116
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .262 .193 .228 .391 23.9% 4.4% 3 92
2ND .317 .291 .318 .417 21.4% 3.4% 2 89
3RD .225 .167 .222 .286 33.3% 8.2% 1 45

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 Jake Bauers - LF
John Hicks - 1B C.J. Cron - 1B
Victor Martinez - DH Ji-Man Choi - DH
Mikie Mahtook - LF Willy Adames - SS
James McCann - C Joey Wendle - 2B
Ronny Rodriguez - SS Jesus Sucre - C
JaCoby Jones - CF Mallex Smith - RF
Jordan Zimmermann - RHP Hunter Wood - RHP