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Game 84 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

IT’S THE CITRUS SERIES

Arizona Diamondbacks v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Nathan Eovaldi 35.1 22.4% 3.7% 4.87 .188 0.2 6/6
Wie-Yin Chen 55.2 16.1% 9.8% 5.37 .285 -0.2 12/12

Wei-Yin Chen Scouting Report

From JT Morgan’s series preview

Most will remember Wei-Yin Chen as a member of the Baltimore Orioles from 2012-15. He signed a five year deal in free agency with the Marlins, but has spent most of his first three years with elbow injuries. In 2018, he has a 6.14 ERA and 5.37 FIP through 55.2 innings. His last outing was one of his best of the year, as he allowed one run through 6.0 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Change (83mph) and Curve (73mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).

His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has short glove-side cut and has less than expected depth. His change has surprising cut action. His curve has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves and has slightly below average velo. His sinker is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has less armside run than typical.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .250 .204 .220 .388 32.0% 2.0% 2 50
RHB .396 .307 .398 .543 12.3% 11.8% 8 204
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .287 .196 .283 .389 24.1% 9.3% 4 108
2ND .384 .319 .390 .511 8.9% 9.9% 2 101
3RD .521 .425 .489 .795 13.3% 11.1% 4 45

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS MIAMI MARLINS
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Derek Dietrich - LF
Matt Duffy - 3B Brian Anderson - RF
Daniel Robertson - LF J.T. Realmuto - C
Wilson Ramos - C Justin Bour - 1B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Starlin Castro - 2B
C.J. Cron - 1B JT Riddle - SS
Carlos Gomez - RF Miguel Rojas - 3B
Willy Adames - 2B Lewis Brinson - CF
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP