|TAMPA BAY ( SNELL )|
TORONTO ( BORUCKI )
|967||TAMPA BAY||-170||Ov 8,-110||-165||Ov 8,-105|
|968||TORONTO||+160||Un 8,-110||+155||Un 8,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||25-18||+10.1||15-26||4.3||0.254||0.321||0.390||0.711||3.3||0.221||0.289||0.337||0.626|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2||4-3||6.0||0.319||0.397||0.500||0.897||3.4||0.203||0.256||0.374||0.630|
|vs Left-handed Starters||15-35||-18.4||24-21||3.9||0.240||0.301||0.401||0.701||5.4||0.264||0.330||0.437||0.766|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+4.5||3-4||4.6||0.232||0.263||0.425||0.688||4.1||0.233||0.307||0.358||0.665|
|9/17/2018||GLASNOW(R)||@ TEXAS||SAMPSON(R)||3-0||W||-140||10.5 un||U||8||6||0||2||6||1|
|9/18/2018||SNELL(L)||@ TEXAS||GALLARDO(R)||4-0||W||-190||9.5 un||U||15||13||1||4||5||0|
|9/19/2018||CASTILLO(R)||@ TEXAS||MENDEZ(L)||9-3||W||-145||10 un||O||16||9||0||7||5||2|
|9/20/2018||STANEK(R)||@ TORONTO||GAVIGLIO(R)||8-9||L||-150||8.5 ov||O||11||8||1||11||4||0|
|9/21/2018||CASTILLO(R)||@ TORONTO||REID-FOLEY(R)||11-3||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||15||13||0||7||4||2|
|9/22/2018||GLASNOW(R)||@ TORONTO||PANNONE(L)||2-5||L||-145||9 un||U||7||9||1||10||5||0|
|9/23/2018||SNELL(L)||@ TORONTO||BORUCKI(L)|| |
|9/24/2018||YARBROUGH(L)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)|| |
|9/25/2018||BEEKS(L)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|9/26/2018|| ||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|9/27/2018||GLASNOW(R)||NY YANKEES||LYNN(R)|| |
|9/29/2018|| ||TORONTO|| || |
|9/30/2018|| ||TORONTO|| || |
|9/11/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ BOSTON||SALE(L)||2-7||L||255||9 ov||P||5||6||0||7||3||1|
|9/12/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)||0-1||L||215||9 un||U||4||6||0||4||6||0|
|9/13/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||3-4||L||210||9 un||U||7||7||1||9||7||0|
|9/14/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||0-11||L||240||9 un||O||7||10||1||14||10||0|
|9/15/2018||REID-FOLEY(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||8-7||W||200||9 ov||O||16||8||0||8||10||1|
|9/16/2018||PANNONE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||LYNN(R)||3-2||W||200||10 ov||U||7||6||1||6||5||0|
|9/17/2018||BORUCKI(L)||@ BALTIMORE||PHILLIPS(R)||5-0||W||-135||9.5 ev||U||6||1||0||3||3||0|
|9/18/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ BALTIMORE||BUNDY(R)||6-4||W||-110||9 un||O||9||4||2||6||5||1|
|9/19/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||YACABONIS(R)||1-2||L||-125||9.5 ov||U||4||5||1||6||6||0|
|9/20/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||TAMPA BAY||STANEK(R)||9-8||W||+140||8.5 ov||O||11||4||0||11||8||1|
|9/21/2018||REID-FOLEY(R)||TAMPA BAY||CASTILLO(R)||3-11||L||+120||8.5 ov||O||7||4||2||15||13||0|
|9/22/2018||PANNONE(L)||TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)||5-2||W||+135||9 un||U||10||5||0||7||9||1|
|9/23/2018||BORUCKI(L)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)|| |
|9/28/2018||REID-FOLEY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)|| |
|9/29/2018|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|9/30/2018|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|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' Snell continues Cy Young bid versus Blue Jays|
TORONTO -- Blake Snell tied a Tampa Bay Rays record when he reached 20 wins Tuesday against the Texas Rangers.
The left-hander will try for No. 21 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Rays will be going for a split in the series after losing 5-2 on Saturday. They lead the season set 10-5.
Snell allowed one hit in five innings against the Rangers in tying David Price's club record for wins and becoming the first 20-game winner in the majors since 2016. Price won No. 20 in his final start of the season in 2012 and took the American League Cy Young Award. Obviously, Snell is one of the top contenders for the award this season.
Snell (20-5, 1.97 ERA) will face Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki (4-4, 3.86).
Snell helped the Rays (86-68) enter contention for a wild-card spot in the American League. Two losses in three games to the Blue Jays, however, has been a big setback for the Rays, who are on the verge of elimination.
"We've had to play very well for the last couple of months and the wild card wasn't in the discussion outside the clubhouse until recently," Rays infielder Joey Wendle said after the game Saturday. "We played our tails off to get into contention and we'll continue to do that and see what happens."
Snell has won eight consecutive decisions, tied for the second longest streak in franchise history behind Matt Moore's nine from Sept. 29, 2012 to May 19, 2013. He has won a club-record eight straight starts (without a no-decision in between), the only pitcher to do that in the majors this season.
The 25-year-old is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in six career starts against the Blue Jays and is 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA in four starts at the Rogers Centre. He has faced the Blue Jays once this season and was removed after five perfect innings on Aug. 10 at Toronto, his second start back from the disabled list. He threw only 47 pitches (33 strikes) in the outing.
"It's cool," Snell said after winning No. 20. "It means we've been playing good team baseball when I pitch. Guys have been helping me -- swinging it, playing defense, the bullpen has been coming in clutch. And I've been doing well as well. There's a lot. I haven't thought about it honestly."
Snell also emerged from his start against the Rangers with five strikeouts to reach 200 for the season.
"Pretty special that he got his 20th win and 200th strikeout on the same day," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He deserves all the credit that he's getting right now. People are noticing for good reason. To go and get the wins he has against some really, really strong teams and what he's done recently has to put him in strong consideration (for the Cy Young Award)," Cash said.
Snell has defeated the Boston Red Sox three times, the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians twice, and the Oakland A's and New York Yankees once apiece.
In Borucki, the Blue Jays have a promising young pitcher of their own. He is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts in September. The rookie allowed two runs in six innings of a 4-0 loss on Sept. 4 in his only appearance against the Rays. He will be making the 16th start of his major league career Sunday.
The Blue Jays are getting good play from some September callups such as Rowdy Tellez, who had three hits, including a two-run homer and three RBIs on Saturday.
And left-hander Thomas Pannone improved his record to 4-1 with a 3.58 ERA after holding the Rays to two runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in his fifth major league start. It was the third straight quality start for the 24-year-old -- all against good teams in the Indians, Yankees and Rays.
"It definitely gives me the confidence that I know my stuff can play here facing good lineups, good hitters, and I'm turning them over pretty well," Pannone said. "I just want to continue doing that."
The Blue Jays (71-84) have won six of their past eight games.
|Last Updated: 12/16/2018 7:18:36 PM EST|