Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 7:07 pm
The SkyDome | Toronto, Ontario
Mike Soroka (10-2, 2.41, 1.08) vs. Wilmer Font (opener, 1-1, 2.95, 1.13)
The Toronto Blue Jays return home after a West Coast road trip where things didn't exactly unfold the Jays' way for the most part. After a day off, they face the Atlanta Braves in an interleague matchup that sees Oakville's hero return to Toronto for the second time as an opposing executive since he left following the 2015 season.
Wilmer Font will get things started for the Jays in a bullpen day. No pressure, fellas... you're only going up against Mike Soroka who is having a huge break-out season and is second in the NL in ERA. It's Soroka's second start against the Jays; he gave up 4 runs in 4.2 innings in his final start of 2018 before being shut down with shoulder inflammation.
It's a big series for Canadian connections.
- Mr. Anthopoulos is here in town.
- Josh Donaldson is to play for the first time as an opposing player since he was traded last season.
- Freddie Freeman's family is Canadian, though he was born in California.
- Mike Soroka is from Calgary.
- Vlad Jr. is Montreal-born
WELCOME BACK, DOSH:
Wall of cameras getting ready for Josh Donaldson. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/U4PQTBfC6G— Gregor Chisholm (@GregorChisholm) August 27, 2019
BO KNOWS RECORDS:
The numbers continue to rack up for Bo Bichette. Franchise record 40 hits in his first 26 games. 15 multi-hit games in his 26 games; first to do that since Roy Weatherby (16) and Joe DiMaggio (15) both did it in 1936. 22 extra base hits in his first 26 games, second only to DiMaggio.
The Blue Jays are 53-80. They need to go at least 10-19 in order to avoid 100 losses.
CALL UP BIG NATE!
Nate Pearson could be forcing the Jays into a difficult decision
This could have really screwed up his ankle and ended his season or career. Somewhere, Bill Madlock is beaming.
The perfect slide doesn't exi- pic.twitter.com/N0sz6IAp2c— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 26, 2019
This is your "welcome back Dosh" game threat.