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Game 85 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

The Rays look to bounce back after last night’s walk off loss

Miami Marlins v Colorado Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Starting Pitchers

Matchups

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Ryan Yarbrough 79 21.0% 8.3% 4.34 .242 0.3 19/4
Trevor Richards 48 20.5% 10.5% 3.90 .263 0.6 10/10

Trevor Richards Scouting Report

From JT Morgan’s series preview

Trevor Richards will make his 11th career start. He has a 5.06 ERA and 3.90 FIP through his first 48.0 major league innings. He’s had a problem with a walk rate (about 10%), even though he typically posted a number half that in the minors. In his last start, he allowed three runs in 4.0 innings to the Diamondbacks.

His pitcher repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

in 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (84mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph).

His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve has primarily 12-6 movement, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ curves, has little depth and is slightly harder than usual.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .275 .195 .303 .310 26.0% 12.0% 1 100
RHB .388 .323 .394 .510 15.5% 9.1% 3 110
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .289 .225 .315 .333 24.4% 10.0% 1 90
2ND .316 .256 .360 .355 22.2% 12.2% 0 90
3RD .520 .393 .433 .821 3.3% 6.7% 3 30

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

TAMPA BAY RAYS MIAMI MARLINS
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Starlin Castro - 2B
Matt Duffy - 3B Brian Anderson - RF
Jake Bauers - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C
Wilson Ramos - C Justin Bour - 1B
Joey Wendle - LF Cameron Maybin - LF
Daniel Robertson - 2B Miguel Rojas - 3B
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS JT Riddle - SS
Mallex Smith - RF Lewis Brinson - CF
Ryan Yarbrough - LHP Trevor Richards - RHP