Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles (Aug 31-Sep 3)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays hit the road to take on the Baltimore Orioles in hopes of getting September off to a better start.

 

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (61-72) head out on the road after being swept by the Red Sox. The Orioles (68-65) have won seven straight games, and recently swept the Yankees. Toronto has a (26-38) road record this season, while Baltimore sits with a (41-26) record at Camden Yards this season.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.75 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 1.27 HR/9, 7.8 K/9, .273/.342/.450

BAL – (Starters) 5.54 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 1.67 HR/9, 7.6 K/9, .281/.352/.483

TOR – (Relievers) 4.37 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 1.21 HR/9, 9.7 K/9, .242/.318/.410

BAL – (Relievers) 3.72 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 1.24 HR/9, 7.8 K/9, .254/.325/.414

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.21 – .241/.314/.411 – 394 XBH – 7.9 K/G

Baltimore – R/G 4.90 – .267/.320/.452 – 440 XBH – 8.4 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

M. Estrada RHP (2017: 6-8, 5.04 ERA) vs. J. Hellickson RHP (2017: 8-7, 4.88 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (6-8, 5.04 ERA, 1.424 WHIP, 9.0 K/9), ERA+ 91, FIP 4.45, SO/W 2.45

Opponents batting average against .260/.329/.467 – BABIP .307, 2017 bWAR 1.9

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – August 26th vs Minnesota

Career vs Baltimore – (5-1, 2.66 ERA, 1.056 WHIP, 8.9 K/9) – 13 G, 11 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K) – May 21st in Baltimore

2017 Home Record: (2-5, 5.28 ERA, 1.345 WHIP, 9.2 K/9) – 15 GS

 

 

Jeremy Hellickson (6’1, 190 lbs – Des Moines, IA)

2017 season record: (8-7, 4.88 ERA, 1.218 WHIP, 5.4 K/9), ERA+ 88, FIP 5.45, SO/W 2.50

Opponents batting average against .256/.305/.492 – BABIP .252, 2017 bWAR 1.1

Last appearance – (7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) – August 23th vs Boston

Career vs Toronto – (5-5, 3.61 ERA, 1.289 WHIP, 6.8 K/9) – 16 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – June 16, 2016 in Philadelpia

2017 Road Record: (3-2, 5.19 ERA, 1.300 WHIP, 5.1 K/9) – 12 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

J. Biagini LHP (2017: 3-9, 5.40 ERA) vs. K. Gausman RHP (2017: 10-9, 4.98 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (3-9, 5.40 ERA, 1.400 WHIP, 7.7 K/9), ERA+ 85, FIP 3.99, SO/W 2.41

Opponents batting average against .264/.327/.419 – BABIP .311, 2017 bWAR 0.0

Last appearance – (3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – August 27th vs Minnesota

Career vs Baltimore – (0-2, 3.31 ERA, 1.714 WHIP, 5.0 K/9) – 13 G, 1 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) – June 27th in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (1-3, 5.27 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 8.0 K/9) – 19 G, 5 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (10-9, 4.98 ERA, 1.589 WHIP, 8.3 K/9), ERA+ 86, FIP 4.82, SO/W 2.22

Opponents batting average against .294/.361/.479 – BABIP .343, 2017 bWAR 1.0

Last appearance – (7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) – August 26th vs Boston

Career vs Toronto – (4-3, 3.59 ERA, 1.433 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) – 16 G, 11 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – June 27th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (4-4, 5.03 ERA, 1.551 WHIP, 9.5 K/9) – 14 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 7:05 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 11-6, 3.11 ERA) vs. W. Miley LHP (2017: 8-10, 4.99 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (11-6, 3.11 ERA, 1.307 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), ERA+ 148, FIP 3.87, SO/W 2.73

Opponents batting average against .265/.323/.390 – BABIP .312, 2017 bWAR 5.4

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) – August 28th vs Boston

Career vs Baltimore – (3-3, 4.44 ERA, 1.274 WHIP, 6.5 K/9) – 8 G, 7 GS

Last appearance vs Orioles – (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – June 28th in Baltimore

2017 Home Record: (6-2, 3.76 ERA, 1.405 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) – 13 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (8-10, 4.99 ERA, 1.693 WHIP, 6.3 K/9), ERA+ 86, FIP 4.97, SO/W 1.54

Opponents batting average against .283/.376/.440 – BABIP .332, 2017 bWAR 0.5

Last appearance – (5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – August 27th vs Boston

Career vs Toronto – (2-6, 4.65 ERA, 1.510 WHIP, 8.8 K/9) – 9 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) – June 28th in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (3-4, 4.75 ERA, 1.714 WHIP, 7.7 K/9) – 12 GS

 

 

Game 4

First Pitch – 1:35 EST

B. Anderson LHP (2017: 2-3, 6.83 ERA) vs. C. Tillman RHP (2017: 1-7, 7.91 ERA)

Brett Anderson (6’3, 230 lbs – Midland, TX)

2017 season record: (2-3, 6.83 ERA, 1.880 WHIP, 6.2 K/9), ERA+ 65, FIP 4.00, SO/W 1.58

Opponents batting average against .336/.394/.538 – BABIP .384, 2017 bWAR -0.4

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – August 29th vs Boston

Career vs Boston – (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1.600 WHIP, 3.6 K/9) – 1 GS

Last appearance vs Red Sox – (5.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) – April 18, 2010 in Oakland

2017 Home Record: (1-0, 1.54 ERA, 1.457 WHIP, 5.4 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

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

2017 season record: (1-7, 7.91 ERA, 1.946 WHIP, 6.3 K/9), ERA+ 54, FIP 6.72, SO/W 1.27

Opponents batting average against .332/.411/.578 – BABIP .350, 2017 bWAR -2.0

Last appearance – (5.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) – August 28th vs Seattle

Career vs Toronto – (5-10, 5.40 ERA, 1.360 WHIP, 6.3 K/9) – 25 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) – May 19th in Baltimore

2017 Road Record: (1-4, 6.40 ERA, 1.734 WHIP, 5.0 K/9) – 12 GS

 

 

 

 

 

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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.