|TAMPA BAY ( SNELL )|
TORONTO ( ESTRADA )
|969||TAMPA BAY||-125||Ov 8.5,-110||-115||Ov 8.5,-105|
|970||TORONTO||+115||Un 8.5,-110||+105||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-43||-5||40-39||4.2||0.254||0.317||0.389||0.706||4.6||0.238||0.305||0.386||0.691|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-3.8||3-4||3.9||0.206||0.302||0.284||0.587||3.9||0.200||0.259||0.396||0.655|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-28||-13||20-18||4.1||0.243||0.308||0.410||0.718||5.1||0.260||0.324||0.425||0.749|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+3.4||6-1||6.0||0.303||0.347||0.516||0.863||5.3||0.252||0.321||0.437||0.758|
|7/27/2018||ARCHER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CASHNER(R)||5-15||L||-155||8 ov||O||9||9||2||15||8||1|
|7/28/2018||STANEK(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||2-11||L||-115||9 un||O||9||7||0||15||6||0|
|7/29/2018||CHIRINOS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||5-11||L||-110||8.5 ov||O||8||5||2||15||9||2|
|7/31/2018||STANEK(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||10-6||W||+100||7.5 un||O||14||5||0||12||10||0|
|8/1/2018||GLASNOW(R)||LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||7-2||W||-105||8.5 un||O||9||10||1||6||7||2|
|8/2/2018||WOOD(R)||LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)||4-2||W||-140||7.5 un||U||6||5||1||3||2||0|
|8/3/2018||STANEK(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||2-3||L||-200||8.5 un||U||6||6||0||5||4||1|
|8/4/2018||SNELL(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||1-2||L||-145||7 un||U||3||6||1||5||4||0|
|8/5/2018||WOOD(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||7-8||L||-150||8 un||O||11||10||0||10||6||1|
|8/10/2018||SNELL(L)||@ TORONTO||ESTRADA(R)|| |
|8/11/2018||FARIA(R)||@ TORONTO||GAVIGLIO(R)|| |
|8/12/2018||GLASNOW(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)|| |
|8/14/2018|| ||@ NY YANKEES||HAPP(L)|| |
|8/15/2018|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|8/16/2018|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|8/17/2018|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|7/27/2018||STROMAN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)||10-5||W||-120||9 ev||O||9||5||0||11||6||1|
|7/28/2018||AXFORD(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||5-9||L||-130||10 un||O||12||8||0||12||4||0|
|7/29/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||7-4||W||110||9 ev||O||10||4||0||9||6||0|
|7/30/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ OAKLAND||JACKSON(R)||1-10||L||125||8.5 ov||O||5||9||2||12||9||1|
|7/31/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ OAKLAND||CAHILL(R)||2-6||L||160||8.5 un||U||6||6||1||11||10||2|
|8/1/2018||STROMAN(R)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||3-8||L||130||8 un||O||8||10||0||13||7||0|
|8/2/2018||CLIPPARD(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||7-3||W||130||9 ev||O||11||8||0||10||8||2|
|8/3/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)||7-2||W||155||8 ov||O||11||4||2||6||5||1|
|8/4/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||5-1||W||215||7.5 un||U||12||4||0||3||4||0|
|8/5/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ SEATTLE||LEAKE(R)||3-6||L||140||8.5 ov||O||9||5||0||10||7||1|
|8/10/2018||ESTRADA(R)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)|| |
|8/11/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||TAMPA BAY||FARIA(R)|| |
|8/12/2018||STROMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)|| |
|8/13/2018||HAUSCHILD(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)|| |
|8/14/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||FILLMYER(R)|| |
|8/15/2018|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|8/16/2018|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|8/17/2018|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|TAMPA BAY: 017: 80-82, third place.
MANAGER: Kevin Cash (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Denard Span, 1B C.J. Cron, RHP Nathan Eovaldi, OF Jake Bauers.
SUBTRACTIONS: 3B Evan Longoria, RHP Alex Cobb, RHP Jake Odorizzi, OF-DH Corey Dickerson, OF Steven Souza Jr., 1B Logan Morrison, 1B-DH Lucas Duda, RHP Brad Boxberger, RHP Steve Cishek, RHP Tommy Hunter, OF Peter Bourjos, INF Trever Plouffe, RHP Chase Whitley.
OUTLOOK: The Rays sport a new look after a winter of trimming payroll. In addition to the departures of Cobb and Odorizzi, the heart of a batting order that hit a club-record 228 homers ' Longoria, Dickerson, Souza and Morrison ' is gone, too. Archer, a two-time All-Star, is set to make his franchise-record fourth opening day start, and Colome is back at closer, too. The question that remains unanswered is, for how long? Cash and general manager Erik Neander aren't making any bold predictions but they insist that despite all the changes, the Rays have a chance to be a lot more competitive than it appears on paper.
|TORONTO: 2017: 76-86, fourth place.
MANAGER: John Gibbons (sixth season of second stint, 11th overall with Blue Jays).
ADDITIONS: LHP Jaime Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Curtis Granderson, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, INF Yangervis Solarte, INF Aledmys Diaz, RHP John Axford, RHP Tyler Clippard, INF Danny Espinosa, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Sam Moll, RHP Sam Gaviglio.
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Jose Bautista, OF Ezequiel Carrera, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Brett Anderson, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Leonel Campos, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Taylor Cole, INF Ryan Goins, C Raffy Lopez, RHP Tom Koehler, RHP Dominic Leone, C Miguel Montero, INF Rob Refsnyder, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Bo Schultz, RHP Cesar Valdez.
OUTLOOK: The powerful Yankees and reigning division champion Red Sox are considered playoff favorites in the AL East, so the expectation is the Blue Jays will be left to compete for the second wild card. If Donaldson and Smoak help the offense rebound from last season's injury-induced stumble, when Toronto scored an AL-low 693 runs, and the starting pitching stays strong and healthy, the Blue Jays might be able to mount a playoff push. Health concerns remain plentiful, however. Besides Tulowitzki's troublesome heel, Travis will need scheduled downtime to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Stroman was slowed by a sore shoulder in spring training, and Sanchez will be closely monitored after making just eight starts last year because of blister issues.
|Rays make trip to Toronto to face Blue Jays|
TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays could not avoid playing the surging Boston Red Sox because the schedule said they must, but they were able to prevent being swept in the three-game series at the Rogers Centre.
The Blue Jays salvaged the finale of the three-game series with an 8-5 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night, and that should lift their spirits for the three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that starts Friday night.
The Blue Jays (52-62) are 4-12 against the Red Sox this season and 1-5 against the Rays (58-57).
The series will be Tampa Bay's first visit to Toronto this season.
The Blue Jays will start right-hander Marco Estrada (5-8, 4.65 ERA) against Rays left-hander Blake Snell (12-5, 2.27) in the series opener at the Rogers Centre.
The Rays also are coming into the series after a victory. They defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Thursday at Tropicana Field to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since July 6.
It was the Rays' sixth straight one-run game, matching the franchise record. They are 22-27 in one-run games this season. Their 49 one-run games top the majors.
"Hopefully, we're looking at that as a positive," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We've got to find ways to separate some games. But if you're in a lot of one-run games, that means you're in a lot of baseball games."
The Rays and Blue Jays are each 9-10 since the All-Star break.
Snell returned from the disabled list (left shoulder fatigue) Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. He allowed one run, three hits and two walks and had three strikeouts in four innings. It was his first start since July 12, although he also pitched in the All-Star Game on July 17.
"Overall, I'm happy with the way I felt," Snell said after his start. "It was more draining than I expected, but I could have gone out again. It's something to build on."
Snell became the first pitcher with 12 consecutive home starts giving up one or no earned runs since Max Lanier of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1943-44. In nine home starts this season, Snell is 6-1 with a 0.97 ERA. He is 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA in 12 starts on the road.
The Blue Jays are 14-28 this season in games when the opposing teams starts a left-hander.
Snell has allowed two runs or fewer in 17 starts this season, tied for second behind Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander.
He is 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA (25 1/3 s innings, 13 earned runs) in five career starts against the Blue Jays but hasn't faced them since Aug. 15, 2017, in Toronto when he got the win by allowing four runs in six innings. He is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in three starts at the Rogers Centre.
Estrada held the Seattle Mariners to one run, one hit and two walks in seven innings on Saturday in a 5-1 win. He is 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA in his past five starts.
He has faced the Rays once this season, allowing no runs in six innings, but did not factor in the decision. He is 1-8 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 career games (11 starts) against the Rays.
Before the game Thursday, the Blue Jays called up 24-year-old left-hander Thomas Pannone from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned right-hander Mike Hauschild to the Bisons.
"Right now, he'll be coming out of the bullpen," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "If something happens (and) we need some guy who can throw some innings, he'll be perfect for that, and down the road we'll see."
|Last Updated: 8/19/2018 4:05:57 PM EST|