The O’s salvaged a game in their series against the Braves yesterday with some late heroics (and Nick Markakis going 5/5 at the plate). They travel today for an Independence Day game against the Rangers in Arlington.
A very strong lineup (you can see why they’re one of the best teams in the majors) from top to bottom. The fact that they can bat someone like Nelson Cruz 6th shows the talent that the Rangers have hitting wise.
Lewis enters today’s game with a 7-7 record and comes off of a quality start in his last outing against the Rangers. His numbers are decent at best, though he does have a good K:BB ratio.
Throws a decent variety of pitches, though is not overpowering by any means. Gets a good amount of whiffs because of his ability to hit spots and the good movement on his pitches.
The O’s drop Lee to 7th in the lineup, bring in Reimold, and keep Reynolds up in the lineup (was 4th yesterday and hit a home run). Davis continues to get good playing time at 2B as he continues to play pretty well. And Nick Markakis, after catching fire as of late, brings his average to within 4 points of .300.
Jakubauskas has not been very effective this year. He was decent in his first start, but since then he’s been very spotty. He gave up five runs while walking three in his last outing against the Cardinals.
Only has three pitches in his arsenal, which could be one reason why he isn’t very effective.
Stats: UZR, WAR, ERA, FIP, xFIP, K/9 & BB/9, GB%, PitchFX