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Game 139 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

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The Rays go for the series sweep against Aaron Sanchez and the Blue Jays

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-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 86.2 30.7% 12.3% 3.55 .202 0.8 40/6
Aaron Sanchez 88 17.6% 12.4% 4.63 .267 0.7 25/25

Aaron Sanchez Scouting Report

It’s been another injury plagued season for Aaron Sanchez. At one time, he looked like the next ace of the Blue Jays rotation, but he has struggled with injuries the past few seasons. He just returned from the 60-day DL a couple of weeks ago and has made two starts since being activated for the Blue Jays, generating poor results in both outings.

His latest start came on the 31st against the Miami Marlins where he allowed five runs on eight hits, while he walked three and struck out two over 4 13 innings pitched.

His repertoire in 2018, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph), Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Change (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph).

His sinker has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His change is thrown extremely hard, has an obvious armside fade, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve has sweeping glove-side movement, has a sharp downward bite and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .394 .313 .427 .484 14.6% 16.2% 3 192
RHB .293 .229 .316 .344 20.3% 9.0% 5 212
TTO as SP - - - - - - - -
1ST .281 .206 .307 .313 20.0% 11.3% 2 150
2ND .351 .285 .389 .413 16.7% 13.2% 2 144
3RD .420 .341 .429 .556 15.2% 15.5% 4 105

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

RAYS BLUE JAYS
Mallex Smith - RF Billy McKinney - LF
Matt Duffy - 3B Devon Travis - 2B
Ji-Man Choi - DH Justin Smoak - 1B
Joey Wendle - 2B Kendrys Morales - DH
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Randal Grichuk - RF
Brandon Lowe - LF Lourdes Gurriel - SS
Willy Adames - SS Aledmys Diaz - 3B
Jake Bauers - 1B Danny Jansen - C
Nick Ciuffo - C Jonathan Davis - CF