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Game #136 Preview: Reid-Foley vs Brigham

Blue Jays (61-74) vs Marlins (54-82)

Toronto Blue Jays v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Blue Jays wrap up their 3 game set in Miami, looking to win the series against the Marlins. Today’s game gets underway very shortly, starting at 1:10 ET.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Sean Reid-Foley returns to the Majors to make his 3rd big league start. He struggled a bit in his first one against the Royals, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings, walking 3 and striking out 3. But it was his start against the Yankees that I’m sure he’d love to forget. In 4.1 innings, he allowed 8 runs (6 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks. The Yankees touched him up for 3 home runs in the game, which is a hazard of pitching in Yankee stadium.

Marlins’ Starter

Right hander Jeff Brigham is making his Major League debut this afternoon. Prior to this season, Brigham had never pitched above high-A, although this season he logged 17 very good starts split between AA and AAA, plus a stopover in rookie ball coming back from a shoulder injury. Across 95.1 Minor League innings this year, Brigham went 10-3 with a 2.36 ERA, getting 94 strikeouts vs 22 walks. At 26, he seems ready to make his big league debut.


Today's Lineups

Billy McKinney - RF JT Riddle - SS
Devon Travis - 2B Brian Anderson - 3B
Kendrys Morales - 1B J.T. Realmuto - 1B
Randal Grichuk - CF Starlin Castro - 2B
Lourdes Gurriel - SS Rafael Ortega - LF
Aledmys Diaz - 3B Lewis Brinson - CF
Teoscar Hernandez - LF Chad Wallach - C
Luke Maile - C Magneuris Sierra - RF
Sean Reid-Foley - RHP Jeff Brigham - RHP

Justin Smoak, with homers in 4 straight games, is on the bench again in this one. Kendrys Morales draws the start at 1B.

Kevin Pillar is on the bench as Randal Grichuk moves to CF while Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney flank him.

Luke Maile makes the rare start behind the plate in this one.

On the Marlins side, Lewis Brinson makes his second straight start since coming back from injury and being a September callup.

Starlin Castro and Rafael Ortega are back in the lineup after their off days yesterday.

JT Realmuto moves over to 1B as Chad Wallach gets the nod behind the plate

Yesterday’s Heroes

Tim Beckham went 4-4 with a homer and double, driving in 2 for the Orioles to win our Monster Bat award. His efforts weren’t enough though as the O’s fell to the Royals 5-4.

That’s because Whit Merrifield hit a 1-out, 2-run walk off home run (after a sac bunt), earning him the WPA King title with a .623 mark.

For the second day in a row, the Pitcher of the Day is the guy who faced the Jays. Wei-Yin Chen went 8 innings, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits, walking none in the Marlins 6-3 win.

Find the Link

Find the link between Brigham and Hank Conger.