The Rays and Blue Jays just kicked off Saturday afternoon’s contest, with Jeremy Hellickson starting for the Rays and Mark Buehrle for the Blue Jays. The two are quite different in their approaches, as Buehrle leads all starters with the shortest time between pitches, at 17.3 seconds per FanGraphs. If he had enough innings to qualify on the leaderboard, Hellickson would be dead last at 26.9 seconds.
Rays manager Joe Maddon had an interesting way to describe the match-up, per Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune:
Contrasting styles today from #Rays Hellickson and Buehrle today, or as Maddon said, “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
— RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) August 23, 2014