DAILY MATCHUPS: Rays make Ryu a risky play

Today's Overview/Schedule/Weather: With a doubleheader in Queens (PHI@NYM), there are 16 games on tap today. There are 10+ MPH winds expected in Kansas City (NYY@KC), and 15+ MPH winds forecasted in Colorado (MIN@COL), but there doesn’t appear to be any games in danger of delays and/or postponements.

 

Notable Starts: 

Hyun-Jin Ryu has a healthy 1.5 matchup rating, but there appears to be much more risk involved today. Over the last two weeks, the Rays are putting up Top-5 marks in OPS, wOBA, and wRC+ when facing LHP, while ranking in the Top-10 in walk rate, ISO, wOBA, and wRC+. Their .382 BABIP in the same span ranks third-best in baseball, but more concerning is Ryu’s increased HR/9 in September (2.16) and lower K-BB rate, which is...

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