|Not "The Ted"|
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 7:35 pm
SunTrust Park | Cumberland, Georgia
Marcus Stroman (1-6, 6.50, 1.57) vs. Julio Teheran (6-6, 4.47, 1.24)
The Blue Jays roll into Atlanta for a quick two-game interleague series against the NL East-leading Braves.
In March, tonight's pitching matchup would have looked like a dandy with Stroman going up against Teheran. Now? Mehh. Both are having a tough season so far. Last year, these two faced off and Stroman smoked a dinger off Teheran en route to a 9-0 Jays win. One of our own posters has predicted another HR for Stroman tonight.
This will be Marcus Stroman's 100th career start as a Blue Jay. Let's find out where he ranks:
(...and no, Doc Halladay isn't on that list. That 10.64 ERA in 2000 really wrecked his career ERA for a while, even though he didn't have a ERA north of 4.00 in his other seasons leading up to his 100th start)Lowest ERA in First 100 Starts of #BlueJays Career:— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) July 10, 2018
Jimmy Key - 3.15
Doyle Alexander - 3.51
Ricky Romero - 3.59
Juan Guzman - 3.69
Dave Stieb - 3.70
Marcus Stroman - 3.80 (through 99 starts)
In case you've forgotten what happened during last year's Stroman v. Teheran matchup, here it is again:
Last time the #StroShow and Julio Teheran faced off, this happened. #PitchersWhoRake pic.twitter.com/gOePB2Nywy— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 10, 2018
How stunning was it, Devo?
We also need to thank @MStrooo6's HR for blessing us with this HOF @DeVoTrAv GIF. pic.twitter.com/xN35CzdwzV— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 10, 2018
Get ready, Buffalo. Vlad Jr. is on his way there as soon as he's ready to come off the DL - he'll likely get a rehab tuneup in Dunedin, but it appears that his days as a Fishercat are over.
Conga-rats to J.A. Happ on becoming a first-time All-Star. Not his finest season but easily the most deserving Blue Jay this year.
Speaking of first-time All-Stars... it's nice to see this:
Want Joe Carter and Robbie Alomar to play for your summer league team? Here you go...
Make @JoeCarter_29 and @Robbiealomar an offer and they could play for your summer team! Here's what you need to include to enter:— Budweiser Canada (@BudweiserCanada) July 9, 2018
1. Follow us
2. Tag @BlueJays
3. Use #BudHomeRunContest.
Visit https://t.co/IeU9iEuKCr for details. Must be 19+ pic.twitter.com/89BbkN1pmv
Friendly reminder that I won't be available to do game threads as of Saturday for a whole month-plus. I can do Thursday's and Friday's threads for the Red Sox series.
This is your "just beat the Barves" game thread.