Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners (May 11-14)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays begin the second leg of their current home stand by welcoming in the Seattle Mariners for four games.

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (13-21) are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Cleveland Indians. Seattle (17-17) is coming off a 2-game sweep win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and have won their last four. Toronto has a 6-9 home record coming into Thursday, while the Mariners currently own a 7-12 road record.

 

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 1.28 HR/9, 7.8 K/9, .265/.320/.425

SEA – (Starters) 4.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 1.28 HR/9, 7.2 K/9, .266/.335/.445

TOR – (Relievers) 4.26 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 1.06 HR/9, 9.6 K/9, .235/.320/.383

SEA – (Relievers) 5.83 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 1.40 HR/9, 8.3 K/9, .255/.329/.439

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 3.8 – .230/.296/.372 – 89 XBH – 8.6 K/G

Seattle – R/G 5.17 – .263/.344/.423 – 108 XBH – 7.7 K/G

 

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Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 1-2, 3.14 ERA) vs. C. De Jong  RHP (2017: 3-2, 2.18 ERA)

Marco Estrada (6’0, 180 lbs – Sonora, MX)

2017 season record: (1-2, 3.14 ERA, 1.163 WHIP, 9.4 K/9), ERA+ 132, FIP 3.35, SO/W 3.75

Opponents batting average against .233/.290/.411 – BABIP .292

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) – May 6th @ Tampa

Career vs Seattle – (1-3, 4.13 ERA, 1.333 WHIP, 7.5 K/9) – 4 GS

Last appearance vs Seattle – (7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) – September 19th, 2016 at Seattle

2017 Home Record: (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.923 WHIP, 10.4 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

Chase De Jong (6’4, 205 lb – Long Beach, CA)

2017 season record: (0-2, 6.75 ERA, 1.575 WHIP, 4.1 K/9), ERA+ 59, FIP 6.18, SO/W 1.20

Opponents batting average against .302/.356/.547 – BABIP .289

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K) – May 6th vs Texas

*Has never faced Toronto during his MLB career*

2017 Road Record: (0-2, 11.05 ERA, 2.318 WHIP, 3.7 K/9) – 3 G, 1 GS

 

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Game 2

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. C. Bergman RHP (2017: 3-2, 2.18 ERA)

Joe Biagini (6’5, 240 lbs – Redwood City,  CA)

2017 season record: (0-1, 2.78 ERA, 0.882 WHIP, 8.3 K/9), ERA+ 150, FIP 3.41, SO/W 7.00

Opponents batting average against .210/.256/.272 – BABIP .271

Last appearance – (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 K) – May tth @ Tampa

Career vs Seattle – (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.818 WHIP, 7.4 K/9) – 3 G

2017 Home Record: (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.346 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) – 7 G

 

 

Christian Bergman (6’1, 195 lb – Glendale, CA)

2017 season record: (3-2, 2.18 ERA, 0.823 WHIP, 8.5 K/9), ERA+ 204, FIP 3.37, SO/W 4.88

Opponents batting average against .100/.231/.100 – BABIP .111

Last appearance – (3.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) – May 7th vs Texas

*Has never faced Toronto during his MLB career*

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 2-2, 4.44 ERA) vs. D. Overton (2017: 0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Marcus Stroman (5’8, 180 lb – Medford, NY)

2017 season record: (3-2, 3.38 ERA, 1.346 WHIP, 6.2 K/9), ERA+ 123, FIP 3.67, SO/W 2.58

Opponents batting average against .287/.337/.404 – BABIP .331

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) – May 8th vs Cleveland

*Has never faced Seattle during his MLB career*

2017 Home Record: (1-2, 3.33 ERA, 1.333 WHIP, 6.3 K/9) – 4 GS

 

 

Dillon Overton (6’2, 175 lb – Clinton, OK)

2017 season record: (0-0, 6.17 ERA, 1.286 WHIP, 4.6 K/9), ERA+ 64, FIP 4.74, SO/W 3.00

Opponents batting average against .283/.300/.457 – BABIP .275

Last appearance – (1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) – May 10th vs Philadelphia

*Has never faced Toronto during his MLB career*

2017 Road Record: (0-0, 5.14 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 5.1 K/9) – 3 G, 7.0 IP

 

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Game 4

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

A. Sanchez RHP (2017: 2-2, 4.44 ERA) vs. A. Miranda LHP (2017: 2-1, 4.34 ERA)

Aaron Sanchez (6’4, 215 lb – Barstow, CA)

2017 season record: (0-1, 4.05 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 6.8 K/9), ERA+ 104, FIP 5.58, SO/W 2.00

Opponents batting average against .220/.291/.460 – BABIP .216

Last appearance – (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) – April 30th vs Tampa

Career vs Seattle – (2-0, 1.72 ERA, 1.085 WHIP, 6.9 K/9) – 5 G, 2 GS

Last appearance vs Seattle – (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 11 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – September 21st, 2016 at Seattle

2017 Home Record: (0-1, 7.11 ERA, 1.421 WHIP, 5.7 K/9) – 6.1  IP, 2 GS

 

 

Ariel Miranda (6’2, 190 lb – La Habana, Cuba)

2017 season record: (3-2, 5.20 ERA, 1.349 WHIP, 7.4 K/9), ERA+ 75, FIP 5.23, SO/W 2.73

Opponents batting average against .264/.318/.451 – BABIP .280

Last appearance – (3.1 IP, 5 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) – May 9th vs Philadelphia

*Has never faced Toronto during his MLB career*

2017 Road Record: (1-1, 8.10 ERA, 1.680 WHIP, 8.1 K/9) – 4 GS

 

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*All Pitcher vs Batter Stats provided by ESPN

 

 

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Wade is a long time baseball fan who has been involved with the game for over 30 years. Including as a former college player, amateur pitching coach, and blogger.

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Wade is a long time baseball fan who has been involved with the game for over 30 years. Including as a former college player, amateur pitching coach, and blogger.