Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers


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Today’s matchup is between the Tampa Bay Rays (36-22) and the Texas Rangers (22-35). The Rays have won 3 of their last 5 games & the Rangers have won 0 of their last 5 games.

The Rays are starting Josh Fleming (LHP), on the mound who is 5-3 on the season pitching a 2.98 ERA, 4.26 FIP, .268 wOBA, K% of 15.6%, BB% of 6.7%, 87.1 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.04 WHIP in 45.1 innings pitched.

The Rangers are starting Kyle Gibson (RHP), who is 3-0 on the season with a 2.24 ERA, 3.23 FIP, .245 wOBA, K% of 20.1%, BB% of 7.9%, 88.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.01 WHIP in 60.1 innings pitched.

The Rays are 15th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rangers are 17th.

On the hitting side, the Rays have a .312 wOBA and a .315 OBP. The Rangers have a .296 wOBA and a .298 OBP. The Rays have 69 HRs this season while the Rangers have 64 HRs.

This is a good spot for the Rangers to break their losing streak with Kyle Gibson on the mound. Rays are the slightly better hitting team but I like the Rangers to win!

  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Texas.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games.
  • Texas are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Texas are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home.