Home and Away: Predicting Rays-Astros Game 2

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Blake Snell is a far cry from his dominant form. He’ll need to conjure some of that if the Rays are going to have even the faintest chance against the Astros. His away record makes for grim reading, though. Can Rays batters provide Snell with some run support? Not likely against Cole.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 48-33; Away: 48-33
  • Starting pitcher: Blake Snell Home 4-3; Away 2-5
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.89/1.11; Away 5.82/1.45
  • Closer: Emilio Pagan Home 9 SV; 15 SVO; WHIP 0.71; 2.75 ERA/ Away 11 SV; 13 SVO; WHIP 0.98; 1.76 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .321; wRC+ 102; Avg .254
  • Best Hitter: Austin Meadows Home wOBA .364; wRC+ 135; Avg .296/ Away wOBA .395; wRC+ 149; Avg .285
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Blake Snell vs Alex Bregman Avg .385; 13 AB; 2 R; 5 H; 1 HR; 4 RBI; 2 SO; 1.221 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 48.6;

It’s flat out unfair to have to face Gerrit Cole the night after Justin Verlander. This game is over before it’s begun. Making matters worse, Alex Bregman has been very comfortable against Snell in the past.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 60-21; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Gerrit Cole Home 12-2; Away 8-3
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.63/0.79; Away 2.36/1.02/
  • Closer: Roberto Osuna Home 23 SV; 25 SVO; WHIP 0.84; 2.68 ERA/ Away 15 SV; 19 SVO; WHIP 0.93; 2.57 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .355; wRC+ 125; Avg .274
  • Best Hitter: Alex Bregman Home wOBA .387; wRC+ 150; Avg .278/ Away wOBA .450; wRC+ 186; Avg .315
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Gerrit Cole vs Austin Meadows Avg .000; 6 AB; 0 H; 5 SO; 0.00 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 65.5;

Staff pick: Houston Astros in a blow out.
Vitamin Cee pick: TBD

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