Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ Atlanta Braves (May 17-18)

The Toronto Blue Jays head south to play their first ever games in Atlanta’s new SunTrust Park.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (17-23) and Atlanta Braves (15-21) are heading to Atlanta to complete the second leg of the home-and-home series after the Braves took the first two at the Cobb County digs.

 

Team Game-by-Game Schedule
Gm# Date Tm Opp W/L R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time D/N Attendance Streak
39 Monday, May 15 boxscore TOR ATL L 6 10 17-22 5 7.0 Colon Bolsinger 3:15 N 29,766 -
40 Tuesday, May 16 boxscore TOR ATL L 5 9 17-23 5 8.0 Ramirez Barnes 3:07 D 34,431 --
41 Wednesday, May 17 preview TOR @ ATL 7:35 pm Game Preview, Matchups, and Tickets
42 Thursday, May 18 preview TOR @ ATL 7:35 pm Game Preview, Matchups, and Tickets
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/17/2017.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.32 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 1.17 HR/9, 8.0 K/9, .268/.336/.438

ATL – (Starters) 4.74 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 1.39 HR/9, 5.9 K/9, .261/.337/.450

TOR – (Relievers) 4.20 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 1.09 HR/9, 9.5 K/9, .240/.323/.392

ATL – (Relievers) 4.79 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 1.33 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .255/.327/.428

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.05 – .236/.302/.388 – 113 XBH – 8.1 K/G

Atlanta – R/G 4.61 – .263/.335/.405 – 99 XBH – 7.8 K/G

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:35 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 1-1, 2.28 ERA) vs. M. Foltynewicz RHP (2017: 1-4, 4.04 ERA)

Joe Biagini (6’4, 240 lbs – Redwood City, CA)

2017 season record: (1-1, 2.28 ERA, 0.867 WHIP, 7.8 K/9), ERA+ 183, FIP 2.29, SO/W 8.00

Opponents batting average against .210/.248/.528 – BABIP .267

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – May 12th vs Seattle

*Has never faced the Atlanta Braves*

2017 Road Record: (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.214 WHIP, 9.0 K/9) – 8 G, 1 GS

 

 

Mike Foltynewicz (6’4, 220 lb – Sterling, IL)

2017 season record: (1-4, 4.04 ERA, 1.346 WHIP, 7.8 K/9), ERA+ 108, FIP 4.56, SO/W 2.82

Opponents batting average against .264/.327/.443 – BABIP .301

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) – May 12th @ Miami

Career vs Toronto – (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 13.5 K/9) – 1 G

Last appearance vs Toronto – (0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) – August 2nd, 2014 in Houston

2017 Home Record: (0-2, 7.36 ERA, 1.818 WHIP, 5.7 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:35 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 3-2, 3.33 ERA) vs. J. Teheran RHP (2017: 3-3, 4.08 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (3-2, 3.33 ERA, 1.383 WHIP, 7.0 K/9), ERA+ 125, FIP 3.35, SO/W 2.86

Opponents batting average against .291/.341/.398 – BABIP .349

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) – May 13th vs Seattle

*Has never faced the Atlanta Braves*

2017 Road Record: (2-0, 3.44 ERA, 1.364 WHIP, 5.9 K/9) – 3 GS

 

 

Julio Teheran (6’2, 205 lbs – Cartagena, Colombia)

2017 season record: (3-3, 4.08 ERA, 1.424 WHIP, 6.6 K/9), ERA+ 107, FIP 4.51, SO/W 1.55

Opponents batting average against .253/.340/.368 – BABIP .285

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – May 13th @ Miami

Career vs Toronto – (0-0, 6.60 ERA, 1.533 WHIP, 9.6 K/9) – 3 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) – September 15th, 2015 in Atlanta

2017 Home Record: (1-3, 8.14 ERA, 1.857 WHIP, 6.9 K/9) – 4 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.