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Game 108 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels

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Tyler Glasnow and Tommy Pham make their Rays debuts

Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Tyler Glasnow 56 29.6% 14.0% 3.63 .226 0.2 34/0
Nick Tropeano 65.1 20.7% 9.6% 5.47 .246 -0.1 15/15

Nick Tropeano Scouting Report

It has been a struggle of a year for Tropeano as he has been able shutdown an opposing lineup a couple of times this season, but it’s mostly been disastrous. His last time was one of the disastrous outings as he allowed five runs on five hits. That doesn’t sound too bad, but all five runs came via solo home runs. He also walked two and struck out seven over 6 13 innings pitched.

His repertoire per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (80mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph), Splitter (83mph) and Change (83mph).

His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly below average velo. His slider comes in below hitting speed, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has primarily 12-6 movement, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders and has some two-plane movement. His sinker has an obvious tail, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has slightly below average velo. His splitter generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ splitters, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ splitters, has some natural sink to it and has slightly below average velo. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ changeups, has a lot of backspin, results in somewhat more groundballs 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 .371 .289 .353 .521 19.6% 9.0% 7 133
RHB .317 .203 .290 .463 21.7% 10.1% 7 138
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .304 .222 .287 .414 26.9% 8.3% 5 108
2ND .310 .234 .327 .391 15.0% 11.2% 2 107
3RD .487 .314 .375 .824 19.6% 8.2% 7 56

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

ANGELS RAYS
David Fletcher - 2B Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Kole Calhoun - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
Mike Trout - DH Jake Bauers - 1B
Justin Upton - LF Tommy Pham - LF
Albert Pujols - 1B Michael Perez - C
Andrelton Simmons - SS Joey Wendle - 2B
Luis Valbuena - 3B Ji-Man Choi - DH
Eric Young Jr. - CF Willy Adames - SS
Francisco Arcia - C Mallex Smith - RF