Home and Away: Predicting Rays-Astros Game 5

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Tampa Bay has the momentum and the confidence. After watching the Dodgers implode last night, the Rays will be in no mood to give the Astros any breathing room. Tyler Glasnow is a beast away from Tampa. The Rays bullpen is second to none. They will be up for an upset and so are we.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 48-33; Away: 48-33
  • Starting pitcher: Tyler Glasnow Home 2-1; Away 4-0
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 3.25/1.16; Away 0.55/0.67
  • 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): Tyler Glasnow vs Alex Bregman Avg .500; 2 AB; 1 R; 1 H; 1 HR; 1 RBI; 1 SO; 2.500 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 48.6;

G. Cole. He was unstoppable in his last outing. Can her bring it again? Did any of Verlander’s less than stellar showing rub off him subconsciously? The pressure is on the Astros. It’s still their series to lose.

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: Tampa Bay Rays
Vitamin Cee pick: TBD

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