Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers (Sep 8-10)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays come home to the Rogers Centre to open a six-game homestand, starting with the Detroit Tigers.

 

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays (64-76) come home to the Rogers Centre after a three and four road trip. The Trigers (59-80) have dropped six of the last seven. Toronto has a (35-34) home record this season, while Detroit sits with a (27-42) record away from Comerica Park this season.

 

Pitching: 2017 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 4.63 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 1.27 HR/9, 7.7 K/9, .272/.341/.448

DET – (Starters) 5.14 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 1.31 HR/9, 7.3 K/9, .282/.340/.459

TOR – (Relievers) 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 1.16 HR/9, 9.6 K/9, .244/.319/.407

DET – (Relievers) 5.27 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 1.50 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, .274/.352/.463

 

Offenses: 2017 Totals

Toronto – R/G 4.25 – .239/.312/.410 – 426 XBH – 8.0 K/G

Detroit – R/G 4.70 – .261/.330/.430 – 447 XBH – 8.1 K/G

 

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

M. Stroman RHP (2017: 11-6, 3.08 ERA) vs. B. Farmer RHP (2017: 3-2, 7.18 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (11-6, 3.08 ERA, 1.306 WHIP, 7.4 K/9), ERA+ 150, FIP 3.84, SO/W 2.78

Opponents batting average against .266/.323/.389 – BABIP .313, 2017 bWAR 5.3

Last appearance – (9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) – August 9th, 2014 in Toronto

Career vs Detroit – (0-0, 2.00 ERA, 0.718 WHIP, 4.0 K/9) – 1 GS

Last appearance vs Tigers – (1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – September 2nd vs Baltimore

2017 Home Record: (5-4, 2.55 ERA, 1.222 WHIP, 7.4 K/9) – 14 GS

 

 

Buck Farmer (6’4, 225 lbs – Conyers, GA)

2017 season record: (3-2, 7.18 ERA, 1.367 WHIP, 9.6 K/9), ERA+ 63, FIP 5.02, SO/W 3.50

Opponents batting average against .269/.339/.471 – BABIP .314, 2017 bWAR -0.3

Last appearance – (3.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) – September 1st vs Cleveland

Career vs Toronto – (0-1, 11.25 ERA, 2.500 WHIP, 4.5 K/9) – 1 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) – August 29, 2015 in Toronto

2017 Road Record: (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 0.917 WHIP, 10.5 K/9) – 2 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 4:07 EST

B. Anderson LHP (2017: 2-3, 6.42 ERA) vs. C. Bell LHP (2017: 0-2, 5.98 ERA)

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

2017 season record: (2-3, 6.42 ERA, 1.752 WHIP, 5.9 K/9), ERA+ 70, FIP 4.44, SO/W 1.83

Opponents batting average against .331/.378/.556 – BABIP .364, 2017 bWAR -0.1

Last appearance – (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – September 3rd vs Baltimore

Career vs Detroit – (2-3, 6.04 ERA, 1.618 WHIP, 5.7 K/9) – 6 G, 5 GS

Last appearance vs Tigers – (3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K) – August 28, 2013 in Detroit

2017 Home Record: (1-3, 10.69 ERA, 2.188 WHIP, 6.8 K/9) – 5 GS

 

 

Chad Bell (6’3, 200 lbs – Knoxville, TN)

2017 season record: (0-2, 5.98 ERA, 1.093 WHIP, 7.5 K/9), ERA+ 75, FIP 5.51, SO/W 1.77

Opponents batting average against .298/.377/.497 – BABIP .336, 2017 bWAR -0.2

Last appearance – (4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) – September 3rd vs Cleveland

***Has Never Faced the Toronto Blue Jays***

 

2017 Road Record: (0-1, 5.50 ERA, 1.611 WHIP, 8.0 K/9) – 10 G

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 1:07 EST

J. Happ LHP (2017: 7-10, 3.85 ERA) vs. A. Sanchez RHP (2017: 3-3, 7.07 ERA)

J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 lbs – Peru, IL)

2017 season record: (7-10, 3.85 ERA, 1.386 WHIP, 8.5 K/9), ERA+ 120, FIP 4.01, SO/W 2.76

Opponents batting average against .256/.313/.413 – BABIP .302, 2017 bWAR 2.6

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) – September 4th vs Boston

Career vs Detroit – (2-1, 4.10 ERA, 1.286 WHIP, 6.5 K/9) – 7 G, 6 GS

Last appearance vs Tigers – (5.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) – July 8, 2016 in Toronto

2017 Home Record: (3-6, 3.77 ERA, 1.475 WHIP, 8.3 K/9) – 11 GS

 

 

Anibal Sanchez (6’0, 205 lbs – Maracay, VZ)

2017 season record: (3-3, 57.07 ERA, 1.609 WHIP, 7.9 K/9), ERA+ 64, FIP 6.20, SO/W 3.24

Opponents batting average against .316/.362/.584 – BABIP .338, 2017 bWAR -1.4

Last appearance – (0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) – September 5th vs Kansas City

Career vs Toronto – (3-3, 5.04 ERA, 1.319 WHIP, 7.2 K/9) – 11 G, 9 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays- (6.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) – July 16th in Detroit

2017 Road Record: (2-1, 7.38 ERA, 1.769 WHIP, 6.9 K/9) – 12 G, 6 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.