|DETROIT ( ZIMMERMANN )|
TAMPA BAY ( WOOD )
|913||DETROIT||+130||Ov 8,-110||+130||Ov 7.5,+100|
|914||TAMPA BAY||-140||Un 8,-110||-140||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-44||-10.8||25-43||3.6||0.234||0.291||0.354||0.645||4.8||0.258||0.324||0.417||0.741|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||2-4||4.0||0.253||0.311||0.376||0.687||4.7||0.248||0.309||0.416||0.725|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-31||+0.6||27-31||3.9||0.250||0.314||0.378||0.692||4.2||0.227||0.293||0.370||0.663|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.6||3-4||5.3||0.265||0.342||0.420||0.763||3.6||0.214||0.285||0.286||0.571|
|6/29/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||2-3||L||185||9 ev||U||6||2||0||8||7||0|
|6/30/2018||BOYD(L)||@ TORONTO||GAVIGLIO(R)||3-4||L||155||9 ov||U||7||6||0||7||4||1|
|7/1/2018||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||9-1||W||185||9 ov||O||13||3||0||6||5||0|
|7/2/2018||FIERS(R)||@ TORONTO||BORUCKI(L)||3-2||W||130||9.5 un||U||8||3||0||5||7||0|
|7/3/2018||FULMER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||3-5||L||185||8.5 un||U||8||5||0||11||8||1|
|7/4/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)||2-5||L||200||9 ov||U||9||9||1||7||7||0|
|7/9/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||9-10||L||190||7.5 un||O||13||11||0||17||10||2|
|7/10/2018||BOYD(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||2-5||L||170||7.5 un||U||5||4||0||6||5||0|
|7/11/2018||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||WOOD(R)|| |
|7/13/2018||FIERS(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|7/14/2018||FULMER(R)||@ HOUSTON||COLE(R)|| |
|7/15/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ HOUSTON||VERLANDER(R)|| |
|6/28/2018||STANEK(R)||HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||0-1||L||+140||7.5 ev||U||6||7||0||8||9||1|
|7/2/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ MIAMI||CHEN(L)||2-3||L||-130||7.5 un||U||6||6||0||12||10||1|
|7/3/2018||YARBROUGH(L)||@ MIAMI||RICHARDS(R)||9-6||W||100||7.5 ev||O||20||13||1||15||14||1|
|7/4/2018||ANDRIESE(R)||@ MIAMI||URENA(R)||0-3||L||-140||7.5 un||U||4||4||0||6||7||0|
|7/6/2018||STANEK(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||1-5||L||150||7 un||U||5||7||2||6||7||0|
|7/7/2018||SNELL(L)||@ NY METS||MATZ(L)||3-0||W||-135||7 ov||U||9||11||0||7||7||0|
|7/8/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ NY METS||FLEXEN(R)||9-0||W||-115||8 ov||O||9||9||0||2||2||0|
|7/12/2018||SNELL(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|7/13/2018||EOVALDI(R)||@ MINNESOTA||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|7/14/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)|| |
|7/15/2018||ANDRIESE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||SLEGERS(R)|| |
|DETROIT: 2017: 64-98, fifth place.
MANAGER: Ron Gardenhire (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Leonys Martin, RHP Mike Fiers, LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Victor Reyes.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Brad Ausmus, 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Anibal Sanchez, INF Andrew Romine, RHP Bruce Rondon.
OUTLOOK: The Tigers traded Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez last season, then dealt away Kinsler during the offseason. There could be more big moves on the horizon ' Fulmer, Iglesias and Castellanos should all have some trade value, but each of them is young enough that he could be useful to the Tigers when they become competitive again. That's especially true of Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year. Barring a huge surprise in terms of on-field results, the biggest suspense this season might revolve around how general
MANAGER Al Avila approaches the next few steps in the rebuild.
|TAMPA BAY: 017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Kevin Cash (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Denard Span, 1B C.J. Cron, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, OF Jake Bauers.
SUBTRACTIONS: 3B Evan Longoria, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Jake Odorizzi, OF-DH Corey Dickerson, OF Steven Souza Jr., 1B Logan Morrison, 1B-DH Lucas Duda, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Steve Cishek, RHP Tommy Hunter, OF Peter Bourjos, INF Trever Plouffe, RHP Chase Whitley.
OUTLOOK: The Rays sport a new look after a winter of trimming payroll. In addition to the departures of Cobb and Odorizzi, the heart of a batting order that hit a club-record 228 homers ' Longoria, Dickerson, Souza and Morrison ' is gone, too. Archer, a two-time All-Star, is set to make his franchise-record fourth opening day start, and Colome is back at closer, too. The question that remains unanswered is, for how long? Cash and general manager Erik Neander aren't making any bold predictions but they insist that despite all the changes, the Rays have a chance to be a lot more competitive than it appears on paper.
|Rays aim for series sweep of visiting Tigers|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have won four straight to move a season-high three games over .500, and as they seek a series sweep against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon, they'll do it with a new addition to their experimental relievers-as-starters rotation.
Tampa Bay's Hunter Wood, a 24-year-old right-hander pitching in just his sixth major league game, will make his first career start Wednesday, and there's no expectation of him going more than an inning or two, as the "opener" role is designed. Wood pitched very well in Monday's series opener. He inherited two runners with one out in a two-run game and got out of the inning on four pitches. Wood then added two more scoreless innings on a night where few pitchers escaped without allowing a run.
"He's had a couple of really impressive outings," Rays manager Kevin Cash said after Monday's game. "He just throws the ball over the plate and lets his stuff play. He was 93 to 95-96 today, complements it with the cutter that he throws, that big breaking ball. He's not concerned about who is at the plate. He just goes and tries to accomplish his game plan. More times than not, he's gotten big outs for us."
Wood (0-0) has a 2.00 ERA in nine innings, having spent most of this season at Triple-A Durham, where he has a 3.00 ERA over 42 innings in 24 appearances. Fully half of his outs at Durham have come by strikeouts -- 63 -- while he's walked only 10 batters. He was just a 29th-round pick in 2013, so he could be a real success story if he can carve out a role in the Tampa Bay bullpen.
Detroit, trying to break out of a 4-17 slump, will turn to Jordan Zimmermann (4-0, 3.51), who has been superb of late. He has allowed just two earned runs in 15 innings in his last two starts, against Toronto and Texas, the last an eight-inning gem in which he gave up one run with 11 strikeouts. He was just as good against the Rays on April 30, going seven innings and allowing two hits and no runs, taking a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
He's taken a major step forward after posting a 6.08 ERA last season, though he missed six weeks with a shoulder injury and now is dealing with back problems that have bothered him but not taken him off the mound yet. Zimmermann is 1-1 for his career against the Rays with a 3.68 ERA.
The Rays' bullpen-day approach continues to lead to victories. They used nine pitchers in Monday's win, and the novelty can be difficult for opponents, as might be the case in Wednesday's series finale.
"It honestly feels like a spring training game, where you're going to face someone different with every at-bat," the Tigers' John Hicks said Tuesday. "I'm sure it can be taxing on a bullpen, but it's effective. A hitter never gets comfortable against one guy. ... You're facing someone new every time, and it's definitely different."
|Last Updated: 8/14/2018 7:29:28 AM EST|