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Corey Kluber (16-7, 2.91 ERA) takes the mound for the Indians, and while we usually think of the perennial Cy Young candidate as someone who limits runs, he has allowed 18 hits and eight earned runs over his last 11.2 innings. The Rays have been a pesky bunch all season, so look for them to continue onward in the same direction, as they own a collective .344wOBA against right-handed pitching over the last 14 days.
Tyler Glasnow (1-3, 4.18 ERA) will go for the Rays, and we should all say a prayer for the man before this one.
Chris Archer, Pirates:— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) August 26, 2018
5 GS, 22.1 IP, 6.04 ERA, 4.68 FIP
Tyler Glasnow, Rays:
5 GS, 23.2 IP, 3.80 ERA, 3.24 FIP
Yes, he has been able to limit the hits and longball, but he’s also allowed 14 baserunners and seven earned runs in his last 11.2 innings of work. The glaring weakness for Glasnow is preventing stolen bases; in 79.2 innings this season, he has allowed 16 stolen bases in 20 attempts. Keep in mind, Glasnow has been relegated to bullpen duty for most of this season, and those 16 still have him tied for seventh-most in the league this season. The Indians lead the league with 105 stolen bases in 2018.
See what picture we're painting here?
Tyler Glasnow has been really impressive since coming over to the #Rays, but he has struggled to contain the running game. A look at his struggles and what the Rays are trying to fix: https://t.co/TPHtYUoSz6— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) August 23, 2018
If you're ready for a high-scoring affair, you might want to tune into this one.
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