Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox (June 16-18)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up their short five-game home-stand with three weekend games against the struggling Chicago White Sox.

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (32-33) wrap up their mini five-game home-stand with three games against the (29-36) Chicago White Sox tonight. Toronto currently sits with a (18-15) home record, while Chicago has a (14-24) record away from the south side of Chicago.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.36 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 1.24 HR/9, 8.3 K/9, .262/.327/.434

CWS – (Starters) 4.81 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 1.53 HR/9, 6.7 K/9, .265/.340/.466

TOR – (Relievers) 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 1.17 HR/9, 10.2 K/9, .230/.305/.389

CWS – (Relievers) 3.53 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 0.95 HR/9, 9.7 K/9, .213/.287/.352

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.28 – .243/.316/.414 – 190 XBH – 7.8 K/G

Chicago – R/G 4.54 – .260/.318/.412 – 180 XBH – 8.2 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 1-5, 3.38 ERA) vs. J. Quintana LHP (2017: 2-8, 5.30 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (1-5, 3.38 ERA, 1.018 WHIP, 7.7 K/9), ERA+ 132, FIP 2.86, SO/W 4.00

Opponents batting average against .214/.263/.300 – BABIP .315, 2017 bWAR 1.2

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) – June 9th vs Seattle

Career vs Chicago (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 9.0 K/9) – 2 G, 4 IP

Last appearance vs White Sox – (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) – June 26th, 2016 in Chicago

2017 Home Record: (1-2, 1.01 ERA, 0.750 WHIP, 7.8 K/9) – 10 G, 3 GS

 

 

Jose Quintana (6’1, 220 lbs – Arjona, Colombia)

2017 season record: (2-8, 5.30 ERA, 1.406 WHIP, 8.9 K/9), ERA+ 79, FIP 4.17, SO/W 2.47

Opponents batting average against .259/.330/.441 – BABIP .313, bWAR 0.0

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – June 11th vs Cleveland

Career vs Toronto – (5-2, 1.67 ERA, 1.037 WHIP, 8.0 K/9) –  8 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) – April 27th, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-4, 4.79 ERA, 1.379 WHIP, 8.7 K/9) – 7 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 7-2, 3.65 ERA) vs. M. Pelfrey RHP (2017: 2-5, 3.81 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (7-2, 3.65 ERA, 1.171 WHIP, 7.6 K/9), ERA+ 104, FIP 2.84, SO/W 3.96

Opponents batting average against .271/.321/.377 – BABIP .325, 2017 bWAR 2.9

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) – June 10th vs Seattle

Career vs Chicago (0-2, 7.11 ERA, 1.474 WHIP, 7.1 K/9) – 4 GS

Last appearance vs White Sox – (5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) – June 26th, 2016 in Chicago

2017 Home Record: (2-2, 3.20 ERA, 1.267 WHIP, 7.4 K/9) – 7 GS

 

 

Mike Pelfrey (6’7, 240 lbs – Wright Patterson AFB, OH)

2017 season record: (2-5, 3.81 ERA, 1.329 WHIP, 5.4 K/9), ERA+ 110, FIP 4.74, SO/W 1.43

Opponents batting average against .237/.324/.363 – BABIP .256, bWAR 0.5

Last appearance – (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K) – June 14th vs Baltimore

Career vs Toronto – (1-2, 4.03 ERA, 1.433 WHIP, 4.8 K/9) –  4 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) – July 8th, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.346 WHIP, 4.2 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

J. Happ LHP (2017: 1-4, 4.31 ERA) vs. J. Shields RHP (2017: 1-0, 1.62 ERA)

J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 – Peru, IL)

2017 season record: (1-4, 4.31 ERA, 1.213 WHIP, 10.1 K/9), ERA+ 104, FIP 4.88, SO/W 5.00

Opponents batting average against .242/.281/.492 – BABIP .271, 2017 bWAR 0.6

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) – June 11th vs Seattle

Career vs Chicago (1-2, 3.93 ERA, 1.309 WHIP, 7.9 K/9) – 3 GS

Last appearance vs White Sox – (7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) – June 26th, 2014 in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (0-2, 4.85 ERA, 1.462 WHIP, 9.7 K/9) – 3 GS

 

 

James Shields (6’3, 215 lbs – Newhall, CA)

2017 season record: (1-0, 1.62 ERA, 1.140 WHIP, 8.6 K/9), ERA+ 263, FIP 5.35, SO/W 1.60

Opponents batting average against .153/.275/.339 – BABIP .150, bWAR 0.9

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) – April 16th vs Minnesota

Career vs Toronto – (12-6, 3.28 ERA, 1.022 WHIP, 7.6 K/9) –  24 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (7.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) – May 29th, 2014 in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (0-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.059 WHIP, 8.7 K/9) – 2 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.