Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox (April 2-4)

 

The Toronto Blue Jays open up their second series of the season versus the American League Central’s Chicago White Sox

 

 

 

The Toronto Blue Jays (2-2) play host to the Chicago White Sox (2-0) as their second guests of the new season. The Sox are a young rebuilding team with several exciting young players who will be a test for Toronto this week over the three-game set.

 

Pitching: 2018 Totals

TOR – (Starters) 5.24 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 1.61 HR/9, 6.8 K/9, .224/.313/.471

CWS – (Starters) 5.25 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 0.75 HR/9, 0.75 K/9, .209/.314/.349

TOR – (Relievers) 1.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 1.32 HR/9, 9.2 K/9, .184/.308/.333

CWS – (Relievers) 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 0.00 HR/9, 9.0 K/9, .250/.259/.367

 

Offense: 2018 Totals

Toronto – R/G 3.75 – .219/.291/.391 – 12 XBH – 11.25 K/G

Chicago – R/G 9.0 – .301/.393/.644 – 11 XBH – 7.5 K/G

 

Date Standings Tm Opp RS RA
2017 Head-to-Head W-L Records Table
2017-06-16 standings Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox L 4 11
2017-06-17 standings Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox L 2 5
2017-06-18 standings Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox W 7 3
2017-07-31 standings Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox L 6 7
2017-08-01 standings Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox W 8 4
2017-08-02 standings Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox W 5 1
For For For For For

 

Game 1

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Garcia LHP (2017: 5-10, 4.41 ERA) vs. R. Lopez LHP (2017: 3-3, 4.72 ERA)

Jaime Garcia (6’2, 215 lbs – Reynosa, MX)

2017 Season record – (5-10, 4.41 ERA, 1.408 WHIP, 7.4 K/9), ERA+ 94, FIP 4.25, SO/W 2.02

*** Has Never Faced the Chicago White Sox***

2017 Home Record – (1-5, 3.95 ERA, 1.332 WHIP, 8.8 K/9) – 11 GS

 

 

Reynaldo Lopez (6’0, 185 lbs – San Pedro de Macoris, DR)

2017 Season record: (3-3, 4.72 ERA, 1.322 WHIP, 5.7 K/9), ERA+ 92, FIP 4.75, SO/W 2.14

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

2017 Road Record: (2-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 4.2 K/9) – 3 GS

 

 

Game 2

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

J. Happ LHP (2018: 0-1, 3.64 ERA) vs. M. Gonzalez RHP (2017: 8-13, 4.62 ERA)

J.A. Happ (6’5, 205 lbs – Peru, IL)

2018 Season record: (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.071 WHIP, 9.6 K/9), ERA+ 112, FIP 4.30, SO/W 5.00

Opponents batting average against .211/.250/.421 – BABIP .231

Last appearance – (4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) – 3/29/17 vs NNY

Career vs Chicago – (3-2, 3.38 ERA, 1.219 WHIP, 9.8 K/9) – 5 GS

Last appearance vs Chicago – (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) – 8/2/17 in Chicago

2018 Home Record: (0-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.071 WHIP, 9.6 K/9) – 1 GS

 

 

Miguel Gonzalez (6’1, 170 lbs – Guadalajara, MX)

2017 Season record: (8-13, 4.62 ERA, 1.432 WHIP, 5.8 K/9), ERA+ 95, FIP 4.89, SO/W 1.82

Career vs Toronto – (7-4, 3.63 ERA, 1.188 WHIP, 6.4 K/9) – 15 G, 14 GS

Last appearance vs Blue Jays – (5.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) – 6/25/16 in Chicago

2017 Road Record: (4-8, 5.01 ERA, 1.557 WHIP, 5.1 K/9) – 16 GS

 

 

Game 3

First Pitch – 7:07 EST

A. Sanchez RHP (2018: 0-1, 6.35 ERA) vs. C. Fulmer RHP (2017: 10-17, 4.55 ERA)

Aaron Sanchez (6’4, 215 lbs – Barstow, CA)

2018 Season record – (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 2.118 WHIP, 3.2 K/9), ERA+ 67, FIP 4.43, SO/W 0.50

Opponents batting average against .348/.444/.565 – BABIP .387

Last appearance – (5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) – 3/30/18 vs NYY

Career vs Chicago – (0-0, 2.08 ERA, 1.154 WHIP, 6.2 K/9) – 3 G, 1 GS

Last appearance vs Chicago – (6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) – 6/24/16 in Chicago

2018 Home Record: (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 2.118 WHIP, 3.2 K/9) – 1 GS

 

 

Carson Fulmer (6’0, 195 lbs – Lakeland, FL)

2017 Season record – (3-1, 3.86 ERA, 1.243 WHIP, 7.3 K/9), ERA+ 113, FIP 5.69, SO/W 1.46

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

 

2017 Road Record – (1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.059 WHIP, 5.6 K/9) – 3 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.