SERIES PREVIEW: TORONTO BLUE JAYS vs CINCINNATI REDS (MAY 29-31)

 

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS CONTINUE THEIR HOME STAND THIS WEEK, AS THEY BEGIN A THREE GAME SERIES AGAINST THE CINCINNATI REDS

 

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Coming off a series win against the Texas Rangers this past weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays (23-27) start off their week with some inter-league play, as they begin a three game series at home against the Cincinnati Reds (24-25). The Blue Jays are currently playing .500 ball at home (12-12), while the Reds look to improve upon their losing road record at (10-12).

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.27 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 1.23 HR/9, 8.20 K/9, .262/.333/.429

CIN – (Starters) 5.77 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 1.97 HR/9, 7.05 K/9, .264/.350/.516

TOR – (Relievers) 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 1.04 HR/9, 9.73 K/9, .230/.314/.383

CIN – (Relievers) 3.13 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 0.83 HR/9, 9 K/9, .203/.300/.335

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – 4.18 R/G  – .239/.306/.400 –  146XBH –  7.86 K/G

Cincinnati – 5.10 R/G  – .266/.331/.453 –  172XBH – 7.82 K/G

 

 

 

 

GAME 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 5-2, 3.30ERA) vs. L. Bonilla RHP (2017: 0-2, 6.17 ERA)
 

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

 

2017 season record: (5-2, 3.30 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), 127 ERA+ , 3.59 FIP

Opponents batting average against .285/.340/.406 – BABIP .341

Last appearance – (5.2IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 5SO) – May 24th at Milwaukee

Career vs Cincinnati – Has never faced Cincinnati

Last appearance vs Cincinnati – Has never faced Cincinnati

2017 Home Record: (1-2 , 3.27 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 7.6 K/9) –  5 GS

 

Lisalverto Bonilla (6’0, 225 lbs – Samana, Dominican Republic)

 

2017 season record: (0-2, 6.17 ERA,  1.46 WHIP, 6.17  K/9), 72 ERA+, 6.10 FIP

Opponents batting average against .264/.356/.529 – BABIP .261

Last appearance – (5.0IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2SO) – May 24th at Cleveland

Career vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

Last appearance vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

2017 Road Record: (0-1,  4.15 ERA,  1.65 WHIP, 7.84 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

GAME 2

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J.A. Happ LHP (2017: 0-3, 4.50 ERA) vs. A. Wojciechowski RHP (2017: 1-0, 2.25 ERA)

 

(Projected Starter) J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 lbs – Peru, Illinois)

 
2017 season record: (0-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 11.25 K/9), 95ERA+ , 3.77 FIP

Opponents batting average against .261/.261/.507 – BABIP .311

Last appearance – (4.1IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3SO) – April 16th vs Baltimore

Career vs Cincinnati – 5.44 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 12.8 K/9

Last appearance vs Cincinnati – 6.0IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 3BB, 7SO – October 4th, 2015

2017 Home Record: (0-2, 5.00 ERA,  1.44 WHIP,  11.0 K/9) –  2GS

 

 

Asher Wojciechowski (6’4, 235 lbs – Hardeeville, South Carolina)

 
2017 season record: (1-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 6.75 K/9), 213 ERA+ , 2.27 FIP

Opponents batting average against .200/.250/.333 – BABIP .250

Last appearance – (0.1IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 3SO) – May 26th at Philadelphia

Career vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

Last appearance vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

2017 Road Record: (0-0, 27.00 ERA, 0.27 WHIP, 7.36 K/9) – 0 GS

*Has never faced a Toronto hitter*

 

GAME 3

First Pitch – 12:37 EST

M. Bolsinger RHP (2017: 0-2, 5.75 ERA) vs. T. Adleman RHP (2017: 3-2, 4.95 ERA)

 

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

 
2017 season record: (0-2, 5.75 ERA, 1.87  WHIP, 6.20 K/9), 74 ERA+ , 5.58 FIP

Opponents batting average against .288/.410/.425 – BABIP .318

Last appearance – (4.2IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2SO) – May 26th vs Texas

Career vs Cincinnati – 4.50ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 10.38 K/9

Last appearance vs Cincinnati – 5.2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 6SO – May 24, 2016

2017 Home Record: (0-2, 5.40 ERA, 1.80  WHIP, 5.40 K/9) – 3 GS

 

 

 

Tim Adleman (6’5, 225 lbs – Staten Island, New York)

 
2017 season record: (3-2, 4.95ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 7.65 K/9), 90 ERA+ , 4.79 FIP

Opponents batting average against .240/.313/.440 – BABIP .266

Last appearance – (8.0IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 4SO) – May 26th at Philadelphia

Career vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

Last appearance vs Toronto – Has never faced Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-2,  5.02 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 4.40 K/9) –  3 GS

 

 

 

 

*ALL PITCHER VS BATTER STATS PROVIDED BY ESPN

 

 

 

 

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Spencer Redmond is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin. His loves in life are the NBA, MLB, Stats, and his dog Parker.

Spencer Redmond

Spencer Redmond is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin. His loves in life are the NBA, MLB, Stats, and his dog Parker.