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Jays at Orioles at 3:00 Eastern

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Real Blue Jays Baseball is almost here.

Blue Jays play the Orioles at 3:00 Eastern. The game is on Sportsnet. You could also watch it on MLB.tv

I really can’t wait. It seems like the off-season went on forever.

We have Marco Estrada starting against Kevin Gausman.

Career vs. Baltimore Estrada is 4-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 10 games, 8 starts. Orioles have hit .182/.275/.331 against him. This spring, Marco had a 4.76 ERA in 17 innings, allowing 13 hits, no home runs, 5 walks with 13 strikeouts.

The Oriole who has hit Marco the best:

Welington Castillo: .304/.333/.826 with 4 home runs in 24 PA.

The Orioles who have hit Marco the worst:

Adam Jones: .067/.176/.133 in 17 PA.

Manny Machado: .111/.333/.278 in 24 at bats.

Career vs. Toronto Gausman is 2-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 12 games, 7 starts. Jays have hit .287/.348/.485 against him. This spring Gausman had a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings, allowing 8 hits, no homers, 6 walks with 18 strikeouts.

Jays who have hit Gausman the best (there are many):

Tulo: .400/.400/1.200, 1 home run, in just 5 PA

Ezequiel Carrera: .444.500/.889, 1 home run, in 11 PA.

Darwni Barney: .500/.500/.875, 1 home run, in 10 PA.

Martin Russell: .571/.727/.571 in 12 PA.

Josh Donaldson: .375/.421/.625 in 19 PA.

Jay that has had the most trouble against Gausman:

Jose Bautista: .077/.200/.308 in 12 PA.

Today’s Lineup (I think Gibby noticed Carrera’s numbers against Gausman too):


Lineup

BLUE JAYS ORIOLES
Devon Travis, 2B Seth Smith, RF
Josh Donaldson, 3B Adam Jones, CF
Jose Bautista, RF Manny Machado, 3B
Kendrys Morales, DH Chris Davis, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS Mark Trumbo, DH
Russell Martin, C Welington Castillo, C
Steve Pearce, 1B Hyun Soo Kim, LF
Kevin Pillar, CF Jonathan Schoop, 2B
Ezequiel Carrera, LF J.J.Hardy, SS

Poll

Today’s Jay of the Day will be

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Marco Estrada
    (84 votes)
  • 12%
    Devon Travis
    (29 votes)
  • 15%
    Jose Bautista
    (37 votes)
  • 9%
    Josh Donaldson
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Troy Tulowitzki
    (28 votes)
  • 6%
    Kevin Pillar
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Ezequiel Carrera
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Someone else
    (9 votes)
233 votes total Vote Now