2016 Game 84: Angels at Rays

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GAME INFO

Los Angeles Angels (33-50, 5th AL West) at Tampa Bay Rays (34-48, 5th AL East)

Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, FL

Tropicana Field

Pitching Matchup

Tim Lincecum (1-2, 6.75 ERA)

Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch during a game against the Oakland A's at Oakland Coliseum on June 18, 2016 (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum delivers a pitch during a game against the Oakland A’s at Oakland Coliseum on June 18, 2016 (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

After an impressive Angel debut in Oakland on June 18, Lincecum has struggled over his last two starts giving up a combined 9 runs on 15 hits and 6 walks in 7 1/3 innings. In his last start against Houston he gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss in a game the Angels dropped 7-1. He will try to right the ship tonight in just his 2nd career start at Tropicana Field. He last pitched there in 2013 during interleague play with the Giants and held the Rays 1 run in 7 innings.

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Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.91 ERA)

Jake Odorizzi delivers a pitch during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on June 30, 2016 (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jake Odorizzi delivers a pitch during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on June 30, 2016 (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Odorizzi has been solid for the Rays all season but he’s had some difficulty working deep into games. In his last outing against Detroit he gave up just 2 runs on 3 hits, but threw 108 pitches to get through 5 innings. Odorizzi has been the subject of recent trade rumors as the summer trading season heats up, and the AL West leading Texas Rangers have been named as a possible suitor.

Game Notes

  • Lincecum has only faced the Rays once in his 264 career starts, on Aug. 3, 2013 with the Giants. He pitched seven innings at Tropicana Field, allowing just one earned run.
  • Odorizzi has gone nine straight home starts without a win, the longest stretch of his career.
  • When the Angels allow a home run, they’re just 15-43. The Rays have hit 110 home runs this season, good for fifth in the Majors.

Starting Lineups

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – .317
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .283
  3. DH-Albert Pujols – .251
  4. 1B-C.J. Cron – .280
  5. LF-Daniel Nava – .225
  6. 2B-Johnny Giavotella – .273
  7. SS-Andrelton Simmons – .251
  8. C-Carlos Perez – .208
  9. CF-Shane Robinson – .210

Tampa Bay

  1. 2B-Logan Forsythe – .299
  2. SS-Brad Miller – .248
  3. 3B-Evan Longoria – .278
  4. 1B-Logan Morrison – .237
  5. CF-Steven Souza – .257
  6. DH-Corey Dickerson – .213
  7. LF-Nick Franklin – .231
  8. RF-Oswaldo Arcia – .238
  9. C-Hank Conger – .191

2017 First-Year Player Draft Order

  1. Minnesota: 27-55 (.329)
  2. Atlanta: 28-55 (.337)
  3. Cincinnati: 31-54 (.365)
  4. Angels:33-50 (.398)
  5. Tampa Bay: 34-48 (.415)

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