Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Game #117 Toronto Blue Jays (46-70) @ Tampa Bay Rays (66-49) - game thread

Wed, Aug 7 • 1:10 PM EDT
At Tropicana Field  House of Horrors

Jacob Waguespack  RHP 2-1, 30.0 IP, 4.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 24 K
Brendan McKay LHP 2-1, 24.2 IP, 4.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 25 K

In a shocking development, the Tampa Bay Rays are using a legit starter that's expected to pitch the bulk of the innings. Today, they send out rookie southpaw Brendan McKay, who will be making his 6th career big league start. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays will have a bullpen day with righty Wilmer Font acting as the opener. Five days ago, Font went two innings, and is capable of eating one of two more innings if need be. However, the Blue Jays will probably keep him to two innings max, given the uncertainty of the starting rotation that can have a bad game at any time. Also, the Blue Jays still have a week to go before an off day.

News and notes from the farm system
A few stats from Blue Jays stats man Scott Carson from last night's game