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Game #121 Preview: Peralta vs Ryu

Tigers (59-65) vs Blue Jays (63-57)

Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images

The Blue Jays will try to wipe themselves clean from another bad loss last night, and put an end to their 3 game losing streak as they take on the Tigers in game 2 of their 3 game series this afternoon. The game is set to get underway at 3:07 ET, a true, coast to coast afternoon game.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Hyun Jin Ryu will be tasked with putting a stop to this losing streak (a task, as we saw last night, requires more than just the effort from the starting pitcher). He will look to match Chris Bassitt’s American League leading 12th win today, as Ryu enters play with an 11-6 record. He also has a 3.72 ERA and a matching 3.70 FIP, numbers that are probably a lot higher than most people expected from his this year. His struggles, at least since the start of June, have been in his ability to get swinging misses and strikeouts on his pitches. When he’s not able to get guys to swing and miss, he isn’t able to put guys away as easily, and the game can quickly unravel on him. We’ve unfortunately seen that happen to him a handful of times this year.

Tigers’ Starter

Getting the start for the Tigers is veteran right hander Wily Peralta. Peralta will be making his 12th start and 13th appearance overall. He has thrown 56.0 innings this year, and comes into play with a 3-2 record and a 3.70 ERA. However, his FIP is all the way up to 5.23, as he has struggled with giving up a bit more than average home runs and walks, while simultaneously only striking out 37 batters so far this year. However, as we saw last night, there’s a good reason to believe none of those stats matter for today’s game.

Blue Jays’ Lineup

Tigers’ Lineup

Yesterday’s Heroes

Salvador Perez went 2-3 with a pair of home runs yesterday, taking home the Monster Bat award. He helped the Royals take down the Cubs 6-2.

Tim Anderson had a game tying home run in the top of the 9th, and then drove in the winning run, and also scored an insurance run, in the top of the 11th, more than enough to take home the WPA King total. Anderson’s .700 WPA on the day helped his White Sox take down the Rays 7-5.

While Robbie Ray was amazing yesterday, he falls just short of a Pitcher of the Day win as well. That honour goes to Max Fried, who threw a complete game shutout, allowing 4 hits and no walks while striking out 4. The Braves used his excellent outing to beat the Orioles 3-0 and run their division lead to 4 games.

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Stats retrieved from Fangraphs and Baseball Savant