If there is indeed baseball played in Dunedin today, the Jays will wrap up their series with the Angels, hoping to earn a split of the four game set. The Angels play in Kansas City tomorrow night, so they would likely not wait more than a couple hours before calling it and playing it at a later date. Gametime is initially set for 1:07 ET, but I would be comfortable in saying they won’t make that.
PS - I miss our delightful dome. And so does Mark Shapiro
Blue Jays’ Starter
Tanner Roark will head back to the mound, hoping to put the thoughts of his last start behind him as quickly as possible. Against Texas on Tuesday, Roark lasted just 3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits, striking out 2. He didn’t walk anyone, probably because he was too good of hitting for the batters to not want to watch too many pitches go by. He surrendered 3 home runs in the game as well.
Alex Cobb will go for the Angels, not the earlier in the week anticipated Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani was dealing with blisters, and was scratched for this start. However, Cobb was also dealing with blisters earlier in the week, but seems to be good enough to go today anyway. I would imagine the Angels wouldn’t be heartbroken if this game doesn’t get played.
Cobb is coming off a quality start in his last outing against the White Sox. He went 6 innings, allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 7. This was back during the explosion of Yermín Mercedes, who hit a home run off Cobb. Mercedes also drove in the 3rd run of the game off Cobb, so outside the damage done by an immensely hot Mercedes, Cobb pitched quite well.
Blue Jays’ Lineup
A little over an hour to gametime, and it’s not posted yet. Maybe they’ll post one today...
Juan Soto hit a pair of home runs to pick up the Monster Bat award. His output wasn’t enough though, as the Dodgers beat his Nationals 9-5.
Jacob deGrom had a typical deGrom start yesterday, twirling 8 magnificent innings while still getting saddled with a loss. deGrom allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and no walks, striking out 14 along the way to winning the Pitcher of the Day award. However, he allowed a home run to Jazz Chisholm, and the Mets lost 3-0 to the Marlins.
Keynan Middleton got the save in the bottom of 10th inning, with the tying run already on base at second. That’s a feat worth .459 WPA and good enough for the WPA King title in the Mariners’ 4-3 win over the Twins.
Find the Link
Find the link between Alex Cobb and James Loney (something they did back to back)