GDB 133.0: Blue Jays look to avoid dropping third consecutive series
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By Cam Lewis22 days ago
This homestand hasn’t gone as planned for the Toronto Blue Jays.
They came home after losing two of three in Baltimore to the Orioles and entered what was supposed to be a soft part of their schedule. After losing two of three to the Cleveland Guardians, the Blue Jays now need to win Wednesday’s rubber match with the Washington Nationals in order to earn a split in this six-game homestand.
Chris Bassitt will start for the Blue Jays while Patrick Corbin will go for the Nationals.
Having pitched for the New York Mets last season, Bassitt is familiar with the Mets. He faced them twice last season and shut them out over 13 innings of work. Meanwhile, this will be the first time Corbin has faced the Blue Jays since 2016 when he was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty has a 4.70 ERA for the season but has put together three quality starts in his last four outings.
First pitch: 3:07 p.m EST
Toronto Blue Jays: 71-61, 11.5 GB, 3.5 WCGB, +57 DIFF.
Washington Nationals: 62-71, 25.0 GB, 7.5 WCGB, -95 DIFF.
Moneyline: TOR -238, WAS +200.
*Odds at the time of publishing. Odds are subject to change.
TOR: RHP Chris Bassitt — 12-7, 4.00 ERA, 27 GS, 157 1/3 IP, 148 SO, 1.227 WHIP.
WAS: LHP Patrick Corbin — 9-11, 4.70 ERA, 26 GS, 149 1/3 IP, 104 SO, 1.437 WHIP.
TOR: George Springer DH, Davis Schneider 2B, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B, Whit Merrifield LF, Alejandro Kirk C, Daulton Varsho CF, Ernie Clement SS, Santiago Espinal 3B, Cavan Biggio RF.
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