2021-09-19
Detroit Tigers
Tampa Bay Rays
League : MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction & Preview



 

 

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The Detroit Tigers will go on the road as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Wily Peralta will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers. Shane McClanahan will take the mound for the Rays.

Tigers Future is Bright

Wily Peralta pitched well in his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went six innings and gave up two hits, two walks, zero earned runs, and struck out five in a no-decision in his last start. Peralta has a record of 3-3 with a 3.32 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 49/29 K/BB ratio in 15 starts and 16 appearances this season. Opposing batters are hitting .236 against Peralta. He has been surprisingly solid this season.

 

The Tigers’ pitching staff has been poor this season. They are bottom 10 in the league in hits allowed, walks allowed, strikeouts, WHIP, and batting average against.

Detroit has been average on offense this season. They are around the middle of the league in runs, hits, RBI’s, batting average, SLG, and OPS. Striking out has been a major problem for Detroit. They are bottom five in the league in striking out.

The Tigers will not make the playoffs this season but have a bright future with some good young players. Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene have the potential to be a dynamic duo that will hit in the heart of the lineup in the near future. Casey Mize, Matt Manning, and Tarik Skubal are all young pitchers, that have bright futures as well.

 

Rays First in AL East

Shane McClanahan went five innings and gave up three hits, one walk, zero earned runs, and struck out three in a no decision in his last start against the Boston Red Sox. McClanahan has a record of 9-5 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 128/34 K/BB ratio in 22 starts this season. Opposing batters are hitting .255 against McClanahan this season.

 

The Rays pitching staff has been very good this season. As a team, they are top 10 in ERA, home runs allowed, strikeouts, walks allowed, and WHIP.

Tampa Bay has been good on offense this season. The Rays are around the middle of the league in OBP, and OPS. They are top 10 in the league in runs, hits, home runs, RBI’s, stolen bases, walks, SLG, and OPS. The Rays are first in runs. Striking out is a major issue. They are bottom five in the league in striking out.

 

 

Tampa Bay is sitting in first in the AL East and have a comfortable lead over the Yankees, Jays, and Red Sox. The Rays can look forward to an AL East crown and look towards the playoffs.







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