Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves (May 15-16)

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to continue their hot homestand as they welcome the National League East’s, Atlanta Braves.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (17-21) are coming off a 4-0 series sweep win over the Seattle Mariners. Atlanta (13-21) is coming off a 2-1 series win over the Miami Marlins. Toronto has a 10-9 home record coming into Monday, while the Braves currently own a 8-13 road record.

 

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.10 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 1.19 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .263/.331/.435

ATL – (Starters) 4.71 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 1.42 HR/9, 6.0 K/9, .262/.336/.450

TOR – (Relievers) 3.90 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 1.02 HR/9, 9.5 K/9, .232/.314/.375

ATL – (Relievers) 4.79 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 1.34 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .257/.327/.430

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 3.97 – .236/.300/.386 – 104 XBH – 8.2 K/G

Atlanta – R/G 4.32 – .256/.328/.395 – 90 XBH – 7.8 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Bolsinger RHP (2017: 0-1, 3.18 ERA) vs. B. Colon RHP (2017: 1-4, 7.22 ERA)

Mike Bolsinger (6’1, 215 lbs – Chicago, IL)

2017 season record: (0-1, 3.18 ERA, 1.235 WHIP, 6.4 K/9), ERA+ 136, FIP 3.70, SO/W 1.00

Opponents batting average against .150/.292/.250 – BABIP .188

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) – May 9th vs Cleveland

Career vs Atlanta – (1-1, 4.22 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 7.6 K/9) – 2 GS

Last appearance vs Atlanta- (7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) – July 22nd, 2015 at Atlanta

2017 Home Record: (0-3, 3.18 ERA, 1.235 WHIP, 6.4 K/9) – 1 GS

 

 

Bartolo Colon (5’11, 285 lb – Altamira, DR)

2017 season record: (1-4, 7.22 ERA, 1.422 WHIP, 6.1 K/9), ERA+ 60, FIP 5.12, SO/W 2.89

Opponents batting average against .301/.339/.556 – BABIP .314

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – May 9th @ Houston

Career vs Toronto – (10-6, 4.25 ERA, 1.343 WHIP, 7.2 K/9) – 26 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) – July 18th, 2015 at Toronto

2017 Road Record: (0-3, 8.13 ERA, 1.590 WHIP, 6.5 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 4:07 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 2-2, 3.12 ERA) vs. J. Garcia LHP (2017: 1-2, 4.33 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (2-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.163 WHIP, 9.7 K/9), ERA+ 131, FIP 3.41, SO/W 3.53

Opponents batting average against .227/.289/.411 – BABIP .286

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) – May 11th vs Seattle

Career vs Atlanta – (4-1, 2.95 ERA, 1.185 WHIP, 7.0 K/9) – 11 G, 5 GS

Last appearance vs Atlanta- (8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – September 17th, 2015 at Atlanta

2017 Home Record: (1-0, 0.95 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 10.9 K/9) – 3 GS

 

 

Jaime Garcia (6’2, 215 lbs – Reynosa, MX)

2017 season record: (1-2, 4.33 ERA, 1.415 WHIP, 5.3 K/9), ERA+ 100, FIP 4.89, SO/W 1.17

Opponents batting average against .237/.331/.400 – BABIP .255

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 K) – May 10th @ Houston

Career vs Toronto – (2-1, 1.80 ERA, 1.050 WHIP, 5.4 K/9) – 3 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – June 18th, 2014 at Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-2, 4.66 ERA, 1.448 WHIP, 5.3 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

*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.