Trevor Rogers (1-0, 2.00 ERA) vs. Tyler Glasnow (2-1, 4.24 ERA)
The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays will meet for the series finale after they split on Friday and Saturday. The Rays edged out the Marlins with a tight 5-4 win on Friday, and the Marlins responded for a 7-3 win on Saturday. Sandy Alcantara out pitched Blake Snell in that one, as he held the Rays to 3 hits and 1 earned run through six innings. Meanwhile, Snell had difficulties, with 6 hits and 4 earned runs conceded through five frames.
I’ve been the biggest critic of Snell over the last two years, but he has actually been pitching well in 2020. However, Snell wasn’t in good form on Saturday. When everybody in the rotation is operating up to their full potential, they can be a tough team to hit.
That wasn’t the case from Snell yesterday, though. Despite the loss, the Rays are in a comfortable position with a record of 27-13. They lead the American League East by 5.5 games and should be able to cruise to a divisional crown. It helps when the New York Yankees are a wounded duck. I think things would be really tight right now if the Yankees were healthy.
Likely a game or two difference between the Rays and Yankees. However, injuries are part of the game, and you always have to assume that the Yankees are going to be a banged up team. Aaron Judge’s biggest enemy throughout his career has been the injury bug. Judge is an insanely good talent, but is doing no good on the IL. The Blue Jays and Yanks are currently tied with a record of 21-18.
With only a few weeks left in the regular season, there isn’t much room for the Yankees to overcome the hole they’re in. The timetable for Judge’s return is not clear, so it’s a very difficult path for the Yankees. It isn’t very realistic. That’s great news for the Rays. Across the major leagues, the Dodgers are the only team with a better record than the Rays.
Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to get his eighth start of the season today. Rookie Trevor Rogers, who has been great in two starts, will counter for the Marlins at the Trop. Head below for our free Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays pick for September 6, 2020.
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The Miami Marlins have been somewhat of a surprise in 2020. They head into Sunday with a record of 17-17, which puts them close enough to get into the postseason. Thanks to the expanded playoffs, the Marlins, of all teams, could be playing baseball in October.
The way I see it, the Marlins probably already reached their apex, though. Like the Tigers, the Marlins have been playing well enough in 2020 to provide a glimpse into what could be in the future. Trevor Rogers has been impressive over the first two starts of his career.
The 22-year-old rookie from New Mexico is expected to play a major role for the Marlins in the future. Rogers has showcased his potential versus the Mets in back-to-back performances. He conceded just 6 hits and 2 earned runs through 9 innings. His most impressive feat was striking out 11 batters.
The least impressive was the 7 walks that Rogers issued. If he avoided the walks, then Rogers would have been untouchable in those two games. He’s one of the top prospects in the Rays’ system. Success is expected to follow him around throughout his career. Tyler Glasnow has been locked in recently after a shaky couple of outings against the Red Sox and Yankees.
He was tagged for 7 earned runs in 9.2 innings of work. Following that trouble spot for Glasnow, he responded in his previous three outings. Glasnow has posted an ERA of 1.93 and 0.75 WHIP in 18.7 innings. In five out of seven games, Glasnow has given up 2 or fewer runs. This matchup should develop into a duel between Rogers and Glasnow at the Trop.