BIG AL's INTERLEAGUE BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK!
Toronto Blue Jays (18-16) at Miami Marlins (16-15)
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 6:40 pm
At 6:40 pm, our selection is on the Toronto Blue Jays over the Miami Marlins. No MLB Team has reworked its pitching staff from 2019 to 2020 more than the Blue Jays. Virtually every starter that the Jays used last season is either gone from the team or recovering from a long-term injury. In the off-season, the Jays brought in three new starters in Chase Anderson, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Tanner Roark. And now, with their deadline trades, the makeover is complete with the additions of Robbie Ray and Ross Stripling. And the results are what was hoped as Toronto's team ERA is a full run lower this season than it was last (3.72 vs. 4.79). Tonight it's LH Ryu's turn. And the Korean veteran has not disappointed so far, going 2-1 with 2.92 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in seven starts covering 37 innings. He's familiar with the Marlins from his time in the NL and he's been very effective against them. In five careers starts covering 32 1/3 innings vs. Miami, Ryu is 3-1 with a sparkling 2.23 ERA. Finally, the Marlins are hitting a paltry .197 vs. lefty starters this season. Take Toronto. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.