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GDB 56.0: Blue Jays open weekend set against Pirates

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Berrios
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Zach Laing
18 days ago
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are rolling into Toronto, and the Blue Jays are looking to stay hot having gone 6-4 in their last 10.
Set to debut their new City Connect jerseys tonight, the Jays will see lefty Bailey Falter on the mound, who has had a good-not-great season for the Pirates. Jose Berrios goes for the Jays as he looks to continue to rebound after a May 7th start against the Phillies in which he got knocked around for eight earned runs.
In the three stars since, however, he’s gone 2-1 allowing just seven earned runs for a sparkling 3.15 ERA. And while you technically can’t remove a game from his ledger, if that start against the Phillies is excluded from the rest of his numbers on the year, his ERA plummets from 2.94 to 1.99.
There are no surprises with the order Friday, as Davis Schneider, Danny Jansen, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette will man the top of the order.

First pitch: 7:07 p.m. EST.
TV & Radio: Sportsnet, SN590.

Starting pitchers:

NameTeamGS
W
L
IP
ERA
xERA
ERA-
FIP
WHIP
K/9
BB/9
José BerríosTOR115467.12.944.49774.501.107.082.41
Bailey FalterPIT103258.13.555.06884.720.985.092.16

Lineups:


BLUE JAYS:
  1. D Schneider (R) LF
  2. D Jansen (R) C
  3. V Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
  4. B Bichette (R) SS
  5. J Turner (R) DH
  6. G Springer (R) RF
  7. I Kiner-Falefa (R) 2B
  8. E Clement (R) 3B
  9. K Kiermaier (L) CF

PIRATES:
  1. A McCutchen (R) DH
  2. B Reynolds (S) LF
  3. C Joe (R) RF
  4. O Cruz (L) SS
  5. K Hayes (R) 3B
  6. N Gonzales (R) 2B
  7. R Tellez (L) 1B
  8. Y Grandal (S) C
  9. J Bae (L) CF

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@thenationnetwork.com.

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