Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays (48-69) meet Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (50-68) in the second of a three-game interleague series at Tropicana Field. The Rays won the last game 8-2, and Tampa Bay leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and will air on FSSD and SUN.
In his last start, Snell pitched 1.2 innings, allowing five runs (three unearned), striking out two and walking four in a 7-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Evan Longoria (.289, 60 Rs, 26 HRs, 70 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Padres were victorious the last time Jackson pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 4-0 victory over the Pirates. Wil Myers (.276, 78 Rs, 23 HRs, 70 RBIs, 21 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Tampa Bay has won 38% (19-31) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Diego has won 44% (21-27) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rays who are heading in with a 10-3 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 9-49. The Rays have a 10-52 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 16th in home runs, San Diego has hit 140 this season. Tampa Bay ranks seventh with 154 home runs.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 332 this season. Tampa Bay ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 352.
When the Rays hit at least one home run, they are 41-42. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 42-36 record.