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Game 97 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins

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The All-Star break is mercifully over, baseball finally returns

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Nate Eovaldi 51 22.5% 4.0% 4.46 .220 0.5 9/9
Dan Straily 71.1 19.5% 11.1% 5.43 .250 -0.3 14/14

Dan Straily Scouting Report

Straily’s year is better than his statline indicates. Lately, he has been solid for the Marlins, allowing a total of 10 runs over his last 25 innings pitched — four starts. His latest outing came on the 11th against the Brewers where he allowed two runs — one earned — on four hits, including a home run, while he walked two and struck out seven over six innings pitched.

His repertoire per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (84mph).

His fourseam fastball has slightly below average velo and has some added backspin. His slider results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His change generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ changeups, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups and has some natural sink to it.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .357 .254 .371 .447 20.2% 14.9% 6 168
RHB .290 .205 .277 .403 18.7% 6.5% 7 139
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .356 .268 .355 .477 19.8% 10.3% 6 126
2ND .377 .265 .398 .474 19.3% 15.1% 5 119
3RD .180 .105 .150 .263 18.3% 8.2% 2 60

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS TAMPA BAY RAYS
Derek Dietrich - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Brian Anderson - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
J.T. Realmuto - C Jake Bauers - 1B
Justin Bour - DH Daniel Robertson - SS
Starlin Castro - 2B Ji-Man Choi - DH
Martin Prado - 3B Carlos Gomez - RF
JT Riddle - SS Joey Wendle - 2B
Garrett Cooper - 1B Jesus Sucre - C
Cameron Maybin - CF Mallex Smith - LF
Dan Straily - RHP Nathan Eovaldi - RHP