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The Rays will go with their traditional opener on Wednesday with Ryne Stanek taking the mound first against the Orioles.
The Marlins bullpen allowed another home run on Tuesday night and have allowed 11 over the last 14 days.
The Mets and Phillies bullpen have both been used a lot as the Mets have thrown 32.2 innings over the last seven days while the Phillies have had to cover 30.1 innings. More specifically, the Phillies have thrown 19 innings from the relievers over the last three days.
Despite pitching to a 2.00 ERA over the last week, the Tigers bullpen has an xFIP of 5.42, a flyball percentage of 51.2 and a hard hit percentage of 50. Their left on base percentage 94.3 will be hard to sustain.
The Twins are allowing opponents to hit .297 over the last week. The unit also ranks dead last in walk percentage at 16.5. It should not come as a surprise that they rank last in WHIP as well at 2.09.