Rays’ Starting Pitching Options For AL Wild Card Game
Baseball’s regular season ends Sunday and barring any tiebreaker games — there’s a very real chance one will be needed to determine the second AL wild-card spot. The AL wild-card game follows on Wednesday.
With that in mind, let’s look ahead to see who is lined up to start the wild-card game.
Price (112 ERA+) and Cobb (138 ERA+) are Tampa Bay’s two best starters, so the decision who starts could come down to opponent. If the Rays are playing the lefty-heavy lineup of the Indians, Price could be the guy. If they get the righty-heavy Rangers, it figures to be Cobb. It won’t be Hellickson (74 ERA+) or Archer (119 ERA+) on short rest, that much is certain.
Source: Mike Axisa, CBS SportsRays' Starting Pitching Options For AL Wild Card Game by Charles Mager