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Game #110 Preview: Estrada vs Paxton

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Blue Jays (50-59) vs Mariners (63-47)

Tornoto Blue Jays v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

The Blue Jays go for their third straight win in Seattle tonight, with thousands of Jays’ fans in attendance again. The game today starts at 10:10 ET this evening.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Marco Estrada gets the ball for the Jays, looking to turn in a better start than he did the last time out against the A’s. In that start, he lasted just 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and not striking out a single batter. That upped his season ERA to 4.90, the highest it has been since the beginning of June.

Mariners’ Starter

Lefty James Paxton goes for the Mariners. He’s having a heck of season, sitting at 9-4 with a 3.49 ERA. But his FIP is a much more impressive 3.04, due in large part to the 11.61 K/9 rate that he is running. which is 5th among all qualified starters in baseball.

The last time Paxton faced the Jays, well, I’m sure you all remember. Not only did he throw a no-hitter, he also put the final nail in arguably the worst day in franchise history, a day that also turned the season around in the wrong direction for the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays’ Lineup

I was surprised to see Pillar back on the roster already. It’s nice to have his defense back, but I do wonder if he’ll be more tentative out there now.

Yangervis Solarte will likely be back in the starting lineup, at the expense of who I’m not sure.

Mariners’ Lineup

Denard Span has been on the bench the last couple times the Mariners faced a lefty. But with Estrada on the mound, we’ll see him back in the lineup in this one.

Mike Zunino has caught 3 in a row, and this might be one he sits out.

Yesterday’s Heroes

I do not have time to write this section up, as I am camping and it starting to rain. Fangraphs will have this information under the “yesterday” split if you’re interested.

Find the Link

Find the link between Paxton and Josh Phegley.