Tampa Bay Rays (91-71)
Moore (1-0, 2.89)
Of note: A struggling Desmond Jennings is batting in the eight hole today with Sean Rodriguez leading off. Taking the hill for the Rays is rookie pitcher Matt Moore. Though this seems like an unconventional, very Joe Maddon move, consider this: A) The Rangers have no experience against Moore. B) Yes it’s true, the Rangers LOVE fastballs, especially those in the heart of the zone. Moore, however, is very good at locating his pitches because of his very repeatable delivery among other things. C) I wouldn’t be surprised to see Moore throw a lot of fastballs out of the zone setting up his very good breaking pitches.