Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles (May 19-21)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays head back to Camden Yards for the first time since their season opening series to face the Baltimore Orioles.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (18-24) head to the Baltimore for the second time this season to take on the Orioles (23-16) for a threw game series this weekend. Toronto currently sits with a (8-13) road record, while Baltimore has a (13-3) record at Camden Yards.

 

 

TOR – (Starters) 4.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 1.16 HR/9, 8.0 K/9, .267/.334/.434

BAL – (Starters) 4.54 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 1.37 HR/9, 7.0 K/9, .261/.340/.428

TOR – (Relievers) 4.14 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 1.06 HR/9, 9.5 K/9, .239/.324/.391

BAL – (Relievers) 3.95 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 1.06 HR/9, 7.6 K/9, .271/.355/.416

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.17 – .238/.304/.396 – 123 XBH – 8.0 K/G

Baltimore – R/G 4.72 – .258/.315/.427 – 124 XBH – 8.7 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

A. Sanchez RHP (2017: 0-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. C. Tillman RHP (2017: 1-0, 2.89 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (0-1, 2.95 ERA, 1.255 WHIP, 6.9 K/9), ERA+ 145, FIP 4.79, SO/W 2.00

Opponents batting average against .232/.303/.420 – BABIP .250

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – May 14th vs Seattle

Career vs Baltimore – (5-3, 4.31 ERA, 1.562 WHIP, 6.9 K/9) – 14 G, 9 GS

Last appearance vs Baltimore – (5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) – April 14th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 7.7 K/9) – 1 GS

 

 

Chris Tillman (6’5, 200 – Anaheim, CA)

2017 season record: (0-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.714 WHIP, 7.7 K/9), ERA+ 149, FIP 2.93, SO/W 1.60

Opponents batting average against .289/.364/.368 – BABIP .355

Last appearance – (4.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – May 13th @ Kansas City

Career vs Toronto – (5-10, 5.44 ERA, 1.369 WHIP, 6.4 K/9) – 24 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) – September 28th, 2016 @ Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1+0, 0.00 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 7.2 K/9) – 1 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:35 EST

M. Bolsinger RHP (2017: 0-2, 6.10 ERA) vs. K. Gausman RHP (2017: 2-3, 7.19 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (0-2, 6.10 ERA, 1.645 WHIP, 6.1 K/9), ERA+ 71, FIP 4.30, SO/W 1.17

Opponents batting average against .282/.408/.359 – BABIP .333

Last appearance – (4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – May 15th vs Atlanta

*Has Never Faced Baltimore*

2017 Road Record: First Start on the Road with the Blue Jays

 

 

Kevin Gausman (6’3, 190 lbs – Centennial, CO)

2017 season record: (2-3, 7.19 ERA, 1.863 WHIP, 6.8 K/9), ERA+ 58, FIP 5.41, SO/W 1.48

Opponents batting average against .318/.395/.500 – BABIP .353

Last appearance – (3.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – May 14th @ Kansas City

Career vs Toronto – (3-3, 3.99 ERA, 1.420 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) – 14 G, 9 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – April 13th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1-1, 5.24 ERA, 1.657 WHIP, 8.1 K/9) – 4 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:35 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 2-2, 3.60 ERA) vs. W. Miley LHP (2017: 1-1, 3.02 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (2-2, 3.60 ERA, 1.182 WHIP, 9.5 K/9), ERA+ 117, FIP 3.46, SO/W 3.87

Opponents batting average against .237/.291/.422 – BABIP .295

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – May 16th @ Atlanta

Career vs Baltimore – (4-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.089 WHIP, 8.2 K/9) – 12 G, 10 GS

Last appearance vs Baltimore – (7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) – April 15th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-2, 4.50 ERA, 1.267 WHIP, 9.0 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

Wade Miley (6’0, 220 lbs – Hammond, LA)

2017 season record: (1-1, 3.02 ERA, 1.512 WHIP, 9.9 K/9), ERA+ 138, FIP 4.41, SO/W 1.70

Opponents batting average against .234/.350/.364 – BABIP .298

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) – May 16th @ Detroit

Career vs Toronto – (2.4, 5.40 ERA, 1.539 WHIP, 9.6 K/9) – 7 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) – April 14th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (0-1, 1.42 ERA, 1.658 WHIP, 9.2 K/9) – 3 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.