Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ Seattle Mariners (June 9-11)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up their six-game American League West road trip with a three-game set in Seattle.

 

Embed from Getty Images

 

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (29-31) wrap up their six-game west coast trip with three games against the Seattle Mariners (30-31) starting on Friday night. Toronto currently sits with a (12-17) road record, while Seattle has a (19-11) record at SafeCo Field.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.43 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 1.30 HR/9, 8.3 K/9, .261/.329/.439

SEA – (Starters) 4.54 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 1.42 HR/9, 6.8 K/9, .266/.329/.441

TOR – (Relievers) 3.85 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 1.16 HR/9, 10.1 K/9, .227/.304/.386

SEA – (Relievers) 4.50 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 1.41 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .241/.308/.420

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.33 – .243/.312/.415 – 178 XBH – 7.8 K/G

Seattle – R/G 4.78 – .262/.336/.414 – 173 XBH – 7.7 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 10:10 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 1-4, 3.31 ERA) vs. S. Gaviglio RHP (2017: 2-1, 3.13 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (1-4, 3.31 ERA, 1.020 WHIP, 7.9 K/9), ERA+ 132, FIP 2.84, SO/W 4.30

Opponents batting average against .216/.264/.308 – BABIP .266

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) – June 3rd vs New York Yankees

Career vs Seattle- (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.808 WHIP, 6.2 K/9) – 4 G, 1 GS

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

2017 Road Record: (0-2, 6.04 ERA, 1.343 WHIP, 8.1 K/9) – 10 G, 3 GS

 

 

Sam Gaviglio (6’2, 195 lbs – Ashland, OR)

2017 season record: (2-1, 3.13 ERA, 1.130 WHIP, 5.5 K/9), ERA+ 135, FIP 5.45, SO/W 2.80

Opponents batting average against .247/.293/.494 – BABIP .239

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) – June 3rd vs Tampa Bay

Career vs Toronto – (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 18.0 K/9) – 1G, 2 IP

Last appearance vs Toronto – (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) – May 11th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1-0, 0.90 ERA, 0.900 WHIP, 7.2 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 10:10 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 6-2, 3.25 ERA) vs. A. Miranda LHP (2017: 6-2, 3.74 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (6-2, 3.25 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 7.2 K/9), ERA+ 134, FIP 3.56, SO/W 3.00

Opponents batting average against .276/.328/.392 – BABIP .329

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) – June 4th vs New York Yankees

Career vs Seattle- (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.667 WHIP, 13.5 K/9) – 1 GS

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

2017 Road Record: (4-0, 3.34 ERA, 1.382 WHIP, 7.0 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (6-2, 3.74 ERA, 1.173 WHIP, 8.2 K/9), ERA+ 112, FIP 4.29, SO/W 2.54

Opponents batting average against .219/.289/.378 – BABIP .249

Last appearance – (9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) – June 4th vs Tampa Bay

Career vs Toronto – (0-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 14.4 K/9) –  1 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) – May 14th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (3-1, 2.02 ERA, 0.897 WHIP, 8.3 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 4:10 EST

J. Happ LHP (2017: 0-4, 5.33 ERA) vs. J. Paxton LHP (2017: 5-0, 1.69 ERA)

J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 – Peru, IL)

2017 season record: (0-4, 5.33 ERA, 1.224 WHIP, 9.6 K/9), ERA+ 83, FIP 5.75, SO/W 4.50

Opponents batting average against .240/.282/.529 – BABIP .246

Last appearance – (5.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – June 5th vs Oakland

Career vs Seattle- (3-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.357 WHIP, 7.1 K/9) – 5 GS

Last appearance vs Mariners- (5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) – September 20, 2016 in Seattle

2017 Road Record: (0-2, 5.84 ERA, 0.973 WHIP, 9.5 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

James Paxton (6’4, 235 lbs – Ladner, BC)

2017 season record: (5-0, 1.69 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 10.3 K/9), ERA+ 249, FIP 1.92, SO/W 3.93

Opponents batting average against .194/.251/.269 – BABIP .273

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – June 6th vs Minnesota

Career vs Toronto – (2-1, 6.32 ERA, 1.532 WHIP, 8.0 K/9) –  3 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) – July 22, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (4-0, 1.17 ERA, 0.978 WHIP, 9.7 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

 

*All Pitcher vs Batter Stats provided by ESPN

 

 

THANK YOU FOR VISITING JAYS FROM THE COUCH! CHECK US OUT ON TWITTER @JAYSFROMCOUCH AND INSTAGRAM. LIKE US FACEBOOK. BE SURE TO CATCH THE LATEST FROM JAYS FROM THE COUCH RADIO.

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.

W Black

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.