Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 6:10 pm
Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, FL
Anthony Kay (MLB debut) vs. Charlie Morton (14-6, 3.06, 1.10)
The Blue Jays look to avoid getting slaughtered in the third game of a four-game series after Tampa took the first two games.
On paper, it's about as one-sided as a matchup you could get with a young guy making his MLB debut (Anthony Kay for the Jays) going up against a guy who was in the conversation for the Cy Young for a while before going through a rough spell (Charlie Morton for the Rays). Morton was 11-2, 2.35 in mid July; he's 3-4, 4.70 since then.
The Jays need to go 8-12 to avoid 100 losses. With the limp bats they've displayed lately, that should be a rather tall order.
Welcome to the big leagues, Anthony Kay. It'll be good to get a look at the "other guy" in the Marcus Stroman trade as Simeon Woods-Richardson has been getting the greater hype compared to Kay. Kay has gone 2-2, 2.50 in seven starts down in Buffalo.
Tweet announcing Kay's addition plus a couple other tidbits:
ROSTER MOVES:— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 7, 2019
We've recalled LHP Anthony Kay. He will wear number 70 and make his @MLB debut tonight.
To make room, C Beau Taylor has been DFA’d.
Additionally, RHP Zack Godley has cleared waivers and been assigned to the @BuffaloBisons. pic.twitter.com/5BX9dg5Tcg