Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 1:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario
Brad Keller (3-9, 4.32, 1.39) vs. Aaron Sanchez (3-10, 5.89, 1.70)
The Blue Jays look to secure a series win in today's third of a 4-game set, riding high after a two-run, walk-off home run by Danny Jansen in yesterday's matchup.
On the mound, two starters mired in winless stretches go head-to-head. Aaron Sanchez takes the ball for the Jays, having lost his last 9 decisions. His counterpart, Brad Keller, hasn't won in his last six starts.
Our old pal, man_in_the_suit, posted about his experience of being at Game 1 of the London Series between the Red Sox and the Yankees... read about it here: http://disq.us/p/22s0qag
Mostly good news on the injury front after two things happened in yesterday's game that left many fans wondering:
- Marcus Stroman reported cramping in his left shoulder and had trouble getting loose; it's being called a left shoulder pectoral cramp and Stroman expects he'll be out there for his next start.
- Ken Giles was given the day off as it was decided beforehand that he wouldn't be pitching on back-to-back days for a little bit to ease him back as he just returned from an elbow inflammation the other day. Should be good to go today if there's a save situation.
Vlad Jr. has just been confirmed for the Home Run Derby, youngest ever to be invited. Hope it doesn't mess up his swing, but could be a confidence booster to carry over into the second half if he does well.
BLUE JAYS TRIVIA:
Who's the all-time Blue Jays franchise leader in grand slams hit with 9?
This is your "watch that first overall pick go bye bye in the rearview mirror" game threat.