Tampa Bay vs Boston by Sors

The Tampa Bay Rays will send Jake Odorizzi (8-5 with a 3.63 ERA) to the mound for Thursday’s series finale of their four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.


The 26-year-old right-hander is in much better shape after the All-Star break compared to the first half of the season, going 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA over his last seven starts.


In the matter of fact, Odorizzi gave up 14 hits and 9 runs over nine innings in his previous two starts against the Red Sox this year, but those two games were at Fenway Park, while he’s posted a 3.06 ERA in fourteen home starts in 2016.The right-hander is 2-3 with a 2.63 ERA in ten career starts versus Boston and what is even more important: he’s posting an amazing 0.92 ERA in his previous five home starts against the Red Sox.


The Boston Red Sox will give the ball to Drew Pomeranz (10-9 with a 2.95 ERA) for the final game of the series.


Pomeranz is 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA in seven starts since being acquired from the San Diego Padres in July, though it should be noted that the 27-year-old left-hander pitched well in each of his previous four starts in August, surrendering two or fewer earned runs in each of those four outings.


He yielded 3 runs on 9 hits and struck out nine batters through 12 2/3 innings in his last two road contests, a 3-2 win at Cleveland on Aug. 15 and a 3-2 win at Comerica Park last Saturday.Pomeranz threw 5 2/3 solid innings in his lone start against the Rays, limiting them to just 3 hits of a 3-0 win at Tropicana Field on May 20, 2014, while with the A’s.


Brad Miller is hitting .400 (2-for-5) with a solo home run against him, Logan Forsythe has 2 hits in 8 at-bats in their matchups, but Evan Longoria, Matt Duffy and Logan Morrison are a combined 3-for-17.


I expect less than nine runs in the final game of this series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox.


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