Not an easy match up for the Rays. In his brief two year career he has enjoyed pitching against the Rays especially at Tropicana Field.

In seven career starts versus the Rays he is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA (39.2IP/17ER) and 4 quality starts. In his three starts at Tropicana Field he is 2-0 with a 0.92 ERA (19.2IP/2ER) and has held the Rays to a .141 averagte against.

Last season he held the Rays scoreless in two starts in Tampa and on April 4th he allowed  only 2 earned runs in 6.1 innings.

His success isn’t only against the Rays. As a starter with the Orioles he has made 41 starts posting a record of 19-11 with a 3.73 ERA. He has worked 6 or more innings in 30 of his 41 starts and the Orioles are 25-16 in his starts.

He has struggled of late though. In his last 8 starts he is 2-4 with a 5.29 ERA and only 4 quality starst.

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