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World Series Game Two Lineup

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Will the big bats wake up?

League Championship - Houston Astros v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Seven Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to even things out tonight in game two of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers after dropping last night’s series opener, 8-3.

They’ll look to the 2018 American League Cy Young, Blake Snell, to help them right the ship. However, they’ll also need to snap out of their offensive funk and actually provide some run support for Blake. Over their last 10 games, the Rays are averaging just three runs per game and have a record of 5-5 against the Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers over that time.

Going to the mound for the Dodgers will be right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin. During the regular season, Gonsolin pitched in 9 games — 8 starts — for Los Angeles and finished the year with a 2.31 ERA / 2.29 FIP over 46 23 innings pitched. During the regular season, he barely walked anyone but that script has flipped in the postseason, having nearly matched his regular season walk total.

Gonsolin has pitched in two games this postseason, allowing seven runs on five hits — 2 homeruns — over 6 13 innings pitched.

Starting Lineup

  1. Austin Meadows, DH (L)
  2. Brandon Lowe, 2B (L)
  3. Randy Arozarena, LF (R)
  4. Ji-Man Choi, 1B (L)
  5. Manuel Margot, RF (R)
  6. Joey Wendle, 3B (L)
  7. Willy Adames, SS (R)
  8. Kevin Kiermaier, CF (L)
  9. Mike Zunino, C (R)

Blake Snell, SP

Bench

  • Mike Brosseau, INF (R)
  • Yoshi Tsutsugo, 3B/OF (L)
  • Hunter Renfroe, OF (R)
  • Yandy Diaz, INF (R)
  • Michael Perez, C (L)