Wednesday, August 28, 2019

#135 - Atlanta Bringers of Rain (80-54) at Toronto Blue Jays (54-80)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 7:07 pm
Rogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario

Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 5.68, 1.40) vs. Jacob Waguespack (4-1, 3.63, 1.17)


After winning the opener of a two-game series against the Braves last night, the Blue Jays look to accomplish a mini-sweep in tonight's finale.  They had lost 9 in a row against National League teams before last night's win and are 3-14 overall on the season in interleague play.

Staff ace Jacob Waguespack takes the ball for the Jays as he looks to continue a string of solid performances, having gone 3-0, 1.93 in his last five outings, including a 7-inning, 1-hit performance against the Dodgers last week.  He'll go up against Mike Foltynewicz, who is 2-0, 5.40 in three appearances against the Jays.


A Jays Fan Shuttle ride with Grichuk and Law:


The last three players to start the game as his team's cleanup hitter and then throwing at least an inning on the mound:

Aug. 26, 2019 - Alex Gordon Aug. 24, 1940 - Ted Williams July 30, 1919 - Babe Ruth

Also in this department, only two guys have ever had a season with at least 200 plate appearances as a position player, made fewer than 5 relief pitching appearances, and finished at least two games that their teams WON (usually position players only mop up in lopsided losses):

Russell Martin, 2019 (209 PAs, 4 relief outings, 3 team wins)
Babe Ruth, 1919 (432 PAs, 2 relief outings, 2 team wins)

Gibby missed out on a golden opportunity to squeak out more wins last year while Martin was still around.  Dude can pitch - 4 appearances, 4 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K.


This is your "stop the rain" game threat.
Artist's impression of what Waguespack will do to the Braves tonight