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Marco Estrada said, after his last start, that his back felt better than it had in some time, even if it likely wasn’t quite at 100%. That’s good! And now he’s had a little bit of a rest, with the Jays since having moved to a six-man rotation. Aaaand he gets to face the lowly Rays tonight, too.
What’s even better, though, is that it’s no longer entirely up to starters like Estrada to do the heavy lifting on the pitching side for the Jays. Don’t look now, but here are four names that appear in the top 15 of 173 relief pitchers in terms of win probability added (WPA) since the All-Star break: Roberto Osuna, Joe Biagini, Jason Grilli, Joaquin Benoit.
So… that’s something!
Let’s keep it rolling, boys…
The Jays have finally ended the Franklin Morales experiment, giving the lefty reliever his release after an injury-plagued, ineffective wet fart of a campaign. Meh.
Next Game(s): Tomorrow vs. Tampa Bay, 7:07 PM ET
AL East Standings: BAL (-), TOR (-), BOS (2.5), NYY (7), TBR (18.0)
And now, the lineups…