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Game 113 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles

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Alex Cobbs returns to the Trop

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Tyler Glasnow 59 30.3% 13.8% 3.70 .225 0.2 35/1
Alex Cobb 109.2 15.2% 5.9% 4.82 .304 0.9 21/21

Alex Cobb Scouting Report

It’s been a rough season for Alex Cobb, during his first year with the Baltimore Orioles. He has seen more than his fair share of struggles, but occasionally he has looked like his former self. One of those times was his last start, when he held the New York Yankees to a run on seven hits over six innings pitched, picking up six strikeouts and not walking a batter.

His pitching repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (82mph), also mixing in a Splitter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).

His sinker has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His curve has an exceptional bite, is much harder than usual, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ curves. His splitter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ splitters, is slightly firmer than usual, has movement that suggests a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His change is much firmer than usual and has slight armside fade.

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

ORIOLES RAYS
Jonathan Villar - 2B Mallex Smith - RF
Tim Beckham - SS Matt Duffy - 3B
Adam Jones - CF Jake Bauers - 1B
Mark Trumbo - DH C.J. Cron - DH
Chris Davis - 1B Joey Wendle - 2B
Trey Mancini - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Renato Nunez - 3B Brandon Lowe - LF
Jace Peterson - RF Michael Perez - C
Caleb Joseph - C Willy Adames - SS