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Game #43 Preview: Garcia vs Roark

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Blue Jays (24-18) vs Yankees (21-21)

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

The Blue Jays go for the big 3 game sweep over the Yankees this evening. Today’s game is set to get underway at 6:37 ETD.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Tanner Roark will give another attempt at getting his season on track. Through his first 7 starts, Roark is 2-1 with a 5.74 ERA. Over 31.1 innings, he has struggled with walks at a rate nearly twice as high as his career rate, having walked 16 already. He is also struggling with keeping the ball the in ballpark, having already allowed 8 home runs. He is at least getting strikeouts, having registered 28, and has also gotten 6 double plays to help things along.

Yankees’ Starter

The Yankees’ top prospect Deivi Garcia will be making his 3rd big league start this evening, and has looked pretty great thus far. Through 10.2 innings, he has allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits and 2 walks, striking out 12 and allowing just 1 home run.

Garcia features a fastball, slider, changeup and curveball, all projected as at least average by Fangraphs, with them giving his curveball the highest grade at 70. Through his first couple games, he has relied heavily on his fastball (62%), but has gotten a few outs with his curveball and changeup as well.

Blue Jays’ Lineup

Yankees’ Lineup

Yesterday’s Heroes

Gavin Lux had a big game yesterday, going 3-5 with a walk, plus a pair of home runs and 5 RBI to pick up the Monster Bat award. His big bat helped his Dodgers win a crazy one over the Diamondbacks 10-9.

Alec Bohm had a big day against the Red Sox in their doubleheader yesterday. In the first game, he had a 2 run single in the bottom of the 3rd, but more importantly had a walkoff 2 run single in the bottom of the 7th. He didn’t do as well in the second game, but still takes home the WPA King award with a .823 mark.

Lance Lynn went 7 strong innings, holding the Angels to 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. He also beaned 3 batters, which makes for a bit of a rough outing, but he still picks up the Pitcher of the Day award in the Rangers’ 7-1 win.

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