Tonight the Toronto Blue Jays will attempt to extend their winning streak to ten games as they take on the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. In case you missed it, Jeff Morten has you covered with our series preview.
This stretch of immortality by the Blue Jays is getting, well, a bit ridiculous. In a good way of course. Last night’s walk off 3-2 almost felt like confirmation that, at least for the moment, the baseball gods are on the Blue Jays side.
Unfortunately I need to hurry or this post won’t be done before gametime. R.A. Dickey (5-4, 3.95 ERA) takes on James Shields (6-3, 2.95 ERA). While the Royals in general haven’t been very good, Shields has been and should provide a steep test for the good guys tonight. However even his last two starts have been a bit shaky so who knows, maybe the Blue Jays bats will be too much for the 32-year-old right hander.
Dickey is pitching to an ERA under four for the first time since joining the Blue Jays (h/t Gregor Chisholm, MLB.com) so hurray for that. Dickey has been getting the job done lately and hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a game since April 17th. He’ll be looking to limit the rather light-hitting Royals, who hold the American’s League’s lowest wRC+ at 80.
Lots of other good things to say about the Jays but that’s all we have time for tonight folks – enjoy the game!
Toronto Blue Jays Lineup
Tonight's @BlueJays lineup: Reyes-SS Cabrera-LF Bautista-RF Lind-DH Encarnacion-1B Francisco-3B Lawrie-2B Thole-C Gose-CF Dickey-P
— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) May 29, 2014
Kansas City Royals Lineup
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 29, 2014