Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles (June 27-29)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays open an important six-game homestand on Tuesday with three big games against the Baltimore Orioles.

 

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (36-39) come back home after a 3-4 record on their most recent road trip through Texas and Missouri. This week they will greet two teams who currently sit in front of them in the A.L. East Division in Baltimore and Boston. Baltimore (37-38) have fallen on hard times of late, and will be at the Rogers Centre starting Tuesday for three games. Toronto has a 19-17 home record this season, while the Orioles (13-24) have played poorly away from Camden Yards in 2017.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.68 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 1.38 HR/9, 8.2 K/9, .268/.330/.453

BAL – (Starters) 5.78 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 1.63 HR/9, 6.8 K/9, .293/.367/.488

TOR – (Relievers) 3.80 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 1.12 HR/9, 10.1 K/9, .225/.300/.381

BAL – (Relievers) 4.28 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 1.35 HR/9, 7.9 K/9, .273/.347/.448

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.32 – .248/.317/.418 – 225 XBH – 7.7 K/G

Baltimore – R/G 4.58 – .257/.312/.433 – 238 XBH – 9.0 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Biagini RHP (2017: 2-6, 4.45 ERA) vs. K. Gausman RHP (2017: 3-7, 6.47 ERA)

Joe Biagini (6’5, 240 – Redwood City, CA)

2017 season record: (2-6, 4.45 ERA, 1.181 WHIP, 7.6 K/9), ERA+ 101, FIP 3.25, SO/W 3.79

Opponents batting average against .246/.291/.369 – BABIP .294, 2017 bWAR 0.6

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – June 21st vs Texas

Career vs Baltimore (0-1, 2.45 ERA, 1.727 WHIP, 4.9 K/9) – 12 G, 0 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) – April 16th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1-3, 2.93 ERA, 1.048 WHIP, 7.5 K/9) – 11 G, 4 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (3-7, 6.47 ERA, 1.884 WHIP, 7.0 K/9), ERA+ 67, FIP 5.36, SO/W 1.62

Opponents batting average against .332/.402/.515 – BABIP .374, 2017 bWAR -0.7

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) – June 21st vs Cleveland

Career vs Toronto – (3-3, 3.90 ERA, 1.460 WHIP, 7.4 K/9) – 15 G, 10 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – May 20th in Baltimore

2017 Road Record: (1-4, 9.00 ERA, 2.138 WHIP, 4.0 K/9) – 7 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 7-4, 3.69 ERA) vs. W. Miley LHP (2017: 3-5, 4.48 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (7-4, 3.69 ERA, 1.295 WHIP, 7.4 K/9), ERA+ 122, FIP 4.16, SO/W 3.30

Opponents batting average against .273/.323/.420 – BABIP .316, 2017 bWAR 2.8

Last appearance – (4.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) – June 22nd vs Texas

Career vs Baltimore (2-3, 5.27 ERA, 1.366 WHIP, 5.9 K/9) – 7 G, 6 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (7.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – September 29, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (2-3, 3.29 ERA, 1.231 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) – 8 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (3-5, 4.48 ERA, 1.638 WHIP, 8.1 K/9), ERA+ 97, FIP 4.72, SO/W 1.64

Opponents batting average against .274/.363/.419 – BABIP .324, 2017 bWAR 0.7

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) – June 22nd vs Cleveland

Career vs Toronto – (2-5, 4.57 ERA, 1.456 WHIP, 8.7 K/9) –  8 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) – May 21st in Baltimore

2017 Road Record: (1-2, 5.45 ERA, 1.679 WHIP, 8.7 K/9) – 7 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Happ LHP (2017: 2-4, 3.83 ERA) vs. U. Jimenez RHP (2017: 2-3, 7.26 ERA)

J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 – Peru, IL)

2017 season record: (2-4, 3.83 ERA, 1.119 WHIP, 9.9 K/9), ERA+ 118, FIP 3.74, SO/W 7.00

Opponents batting average against .239/.267/.433 – BABIP .285, 2017 bWAR 1.1

Last appearance – (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) – June 23rd at Kansas City

Career vs Baltimore (4-5, 3.50 ERA, 1.218 WHIP, 9.4 K/9) – 14 G, 13 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – April 16th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1-2, 4.58 ERA, 1.373 WHIP, 10.5 K/9) – 4 GS

 

 

Ubaldo Jimenez (6’5, 210 lbs – Nagua, DR)

2017 season record: (2-3, 7.26 ERA, 1.614 WHIP, 7.4 K/9), ERA+ 60, FIP 6.26, SO/W 1.59

Opponents batting average against .277/.358/.535 – BABIP .289, 2017 bWAR -0.9

Last appearance – (2.1 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) – June 23rd vs Tampa

Career vs Toronto – (7-5, 4.48 ERA, 1.373 WHIP, 8.1 K/9) – 18 G, 16 GS

Last appearance vs Toronto – (6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) – September 29, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (1-3, 7.28 ERA, 1.591 WHIP, 7.5 K/9) – 9 G, 5 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.