Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 4/26-4/28

Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 4/26-4/28

The Toronto Blue Jays will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games this weekend. The Blue Jays are coming off a series loss to the Royals while the Dodgers are coming off a series win sweep over the Nationals.

Toronto Blue Jays (13-13) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (16-11)

Game 1:

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 7:07 pm EST
Broadcast: Sportsnet

Game 2:

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 3:07 pm EST
Broadcast: Sportsnet

Game 3:

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 1:37 pm EST
Broadcast: Sportsnet

Probable Starting Pitchers

Game 1: Chris Bassitt (2-3, 3.90 ERA) vs. Gavin Stone (1-1, 6.00 ERA)

Bassitt gets the series started making his sixth start, he is 2-3 with a 3.90 ERA, a 4.78 FIP, a 1.59 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. His most recent start came against the Padres going 5.1 innings giving up four runs, only two earned on six hits; he walked three and struck out four. In his career against the Dodgers, he is 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings. Stone goes for the Dodgers, he is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA, a 3.05 FIP, a 1.77 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in 18 innings. His last start came against the Mets going 3.1 innings giving up two runs on four hits; he walked five and struck out one. He’s never faced the Blue Jays in his career.

Game 2: Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 2.28 ERA) vs. Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 2.92 ERA)

Kikuchi gets the middle game, he is 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA, a 2.58 FIP, a 1.08 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. In his last start against the Royals, he went six innings giving up two hits on five hits; he didn’t issue a walk and struck out four. In his career against the Dodgers, he is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and 24 strikeouts in 17 innings. Glasnow goes for the Dodgers and he’s looked dominant going 4-1 to this point with a 2.92 ERA, a 2.91 FIP, a 0.94 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 37 innings. In his last start, he faced the Mets and shut them down going eight shutout innings giving up seven hits; he didn’t issue a walk and struck out ten. In his career against Toronto, he is 0-4 with a 6.86 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 39.1 innings.

Game 3: Kevin Gausman (0-3, 5.57 ERA) vs. James Paxton (2-0, 2.61 ERA)

Gausman this season has struggled, he is 0-3 with a 5.57 ERA, a 4.30 FIP, a 1.57 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts in 21 innings. He pitched somewhat better in his last outing against the Royals going 6.2 innings giving up three runs, all unearned on seven hits; he walked one and struck out two. In his career against the Dodgers, he is 1-3 with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and 42 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. Paxton will go for the Dodgers he is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA, a 5.82 FIP, a 1.54 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts in 20.2 innings. In his last start, he faced the Nationals going 4.2 innings giving up one run on five hits; he walked three and struck out one. In his career against the Blue Jays, he is 6-4 with a 4.21 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and 59 strikeouts in 68.1 innings.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Leaders

Blue Jays:

AVG – Justin Turner – .324
HR – Daulton Varsho – 6
RBI – Daulton Varsho – 13
IP – Jose Berrios – 36.2
ERA – Jose Berrios – 1.23
K – Yusei Kikuchi – 33

Dodgers:

AVG – Mookie Betts – .374
HR – Mookie Betts – 6
RBI – Mookie Betts – 21
IP –Tyler Glasnow – 37.0
ERA – Tyler Glasnow – 2.92
K – Tyler Glasnow – 29

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Numbers

Blue Jays

AVG: .231 (21)
OPS: .686 (20)
R: 96 (23)
HR: 22 (22)
ERA: 4.14 (22)
K: 211 (19)
WHIP: 1.34 (24)

Dodgers

AVG: .269 (2)             
OPS:  .784 (2)
R: 141 (2)
HR: 31 (3)
ERA: 3.81 (11)
K: 239 (4)
WHIP: 1.19 (7)

Wrap Up

The Blue Jays have now dropped three straight and it won’t get any easier as they will face a talented Dodgers lineup and they’ll even see the Dodgers ace, it’ll be a tough task to try to limit this Los Angeles lineup but if the Blue Jays can take two that can be the kind of thing that gives a team momentum.

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