This post, which will appear before every game, will include starting lineups (when we learn them) and during the game will include a Game Graph that will constantly update the percent chance the Rays have of winning this particular game.

Game Graph


Source: FanGraphs

Playing A Little Pepper

Last night’s shutout may not have been the best David Price we have ever seen, but it was the best we have seen from beginning to end. Will we start seeing more of these?

David Price is doing something a little different this season. He is throwing fewer fastballs (71.2% in 2011, 64.1% this year), and fewer breaking balls (17.4% vs 14.9%). On the other hand, he is throwing more changeups and added a cutter. The result is fewer strikeouts (8.8 K per 9 innings vs 6.4 K/9). He is walking more (2.5 bb/9 vs 3.8 bb/9), but last night he only walked 1 batter. If he can keep his walks under control, he will be able to work deeper into games…YES, IF WALKS REMAIN LOW

Lineup…

  1. Flash Jennings, LF
  2. Ben Zobrist, RF
  3. Carlos Pena, 1B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Jeff Keppinger, 2B
  6. BJ Upton, CF
  7. Luke Scott, DH
  8. Sean Rodriguez, SS
  9. Chris Gimenez, C
  10. Jeremy Hellickson, SP

Song to get you pumped up

Amazing what a couple of wins can do.

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1 Comment

  1. Sarah says:

    Let me just note that while the sports media is going nuts over Yu Darvish’s start, Price’s numbers last night were much more impressive.

    Keep it up, David!

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