The Blue Jays (59-48) continued their woeful form against the AL East on Monday night, with a 4-2 loss to the Orioles (65-41) dropping their season record versus the division to 7-21. Toronto is now 6.5 games behind Baltimore for the division lead, but at least they still have a 2.5 game advantage for the final AL wild card spot. The morale of the roster ahead of Tuesday's matchup could well depend on the severity of Bo Bichette's injury. Regardless, the Blue Jays must find a way to prevail and even their four-game series with the Orioles.
Probable starting pitchers
Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0) couldn't have asked for a much tougher assignment in his first Major League start since recovering from Tommy John surgery. Certainly, there's easier tasks than facing the team with the best record in the AL. For what it's worth, Ryu looked good in two Triple-A starts, producing a 2.45 ERA and 0.64 WHIP in 11.0 combined innings. Now, everyone concerned with the Blue Jays organisation will find out if he has what it takes to boost the rotation.
Facing Ryu is Kyle Bradish (6-6), who has really started to fulfill his potential during his second year in the Majors. He leads all Orioles starters with a 3.29 ERA and 2.5 WAR. Bradish posted a 2.25 ERA in five outings during July, for his best month yet this season. However, it should be noted he struggled in his last start, allowing seven hits and five earned runs in 6.2 innings versus the Phillies.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 1
- 1. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 2. DH Brandon Belt
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. RF George Springer
- 5. 3B Matt Chapman
- 6. C Danny Jansen
- 7. LF Daulton Varsho
- 8. SS Santiago Espinal
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Baltimore Orioles starting lineup, August 1
- 1. C Adley Rutschman
- 2. 1B Ryan Mountcastle
- 3. RF Anthony Santander
- 4. LF Austin Hays
- 5. DH Gunnar Henderson
- 6. 2B Jordan Westburg
- 7. 3B Ramon Urias
- 8. CF Ryan McKenna
- 9. SS Jorge Mateo
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time - 7:07 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- The Orioles broadcast will be on MASN.
How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?
- The Blue Jays broadcast will be on Sportsnet 590.
- Orioles fans can tune into the game on 98 Rock FM/HD2 97.9 and WBAL NewsRadio AM/FM.