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Game 138 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

The Rays go for another series victory on the road

Tornoto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Starting Pitchers

Preview

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Ryne Stanek 56.1 30.6% 9.9% 3.29 .185 1.2 47/23
Ryan Borucki 63.2 14.0% 7.4% 3.95 .293 1.1 25/25

Ryan Borucki Scouting Report

Borucki became a permanent part of the Blue Jays rotation at the end of June when he made his major league debut. Since then, he has made 12 starts for Toronto with mixed results. He dominated over his first several starts, but opposing teams have caught up to him as of late. Over his last five starts, he has surrendered 21 runs over 20 13 innings pitched.

His last outing was on the 29th in Baltimore when he allowed five runs on eight hits, while he walked none and struck out two over 4 23 innings pitched.

His repertoire per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph).

His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has an obvious tail, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His change results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups, has a lot of backspin and is slightly firmer than usual. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has exceptional depth, has short glove-side cut and has below average velo.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .300 .279 .302 .393 14.3% 3.2% 1 63
RHB .350 .297 .362 .457 14.0% 8.6% 4 222
TTO as SP - - - - - - - -
1ST .329 .286 .346 .412 13.1% 7.5% 1 107
2ND .317 .277 .316 .419 17.2% 5.1% 1 99
3RD .395 .338 .408 .537 11.8% 15.5% 3 76