There's no getting around the fact the Blue Jays (80-67) have put themselves in a tough spot, following the four-game sweep by the Rangers at home. They enter Friday's action sitting 1.5 games back of the final AL wild card spot. All hope is not lost yet, but they need to put a run together, beginning with the three-game series versus the Red Sox (74-73). Even though the Red Sox have already won the season series, the Blue Jays can take solace in the fact they swept their divisional rivals the last time they played them during August.
Probable starting pitchers
- José Berríos (10-10) has enjoyed a fine bounce-back season, following a disappointing campaign in 2022. As a result, he's proved to be a reliable third option in the rotation and is tied-second among all Blue Jays pitchers, with a 2.2 WAR. On the year, Berríos has produced a 3.63 ERA, 4.15 FIP and 1.199 WHIP in 29 starts. Last time out versus the Royals, he allowed five hits, a couple of walks and two earned runs in 7.0 innings, striking out seven in the process and recording the win.
- The statistics of Brayan Bello (12-8) may not stand out per se, but he has proven to be the mos reliable member of the Red Sox rotation this season. This is particularly highlighted by leading all pitchers with a 3.8 WAR and 14 quality starts. On the season, Bello has so far recorded a 3.68 ERA, 4.26 FIP and 1.282 WHIP. In his previous start against the Orioles, he gave up seven hits, no walks and three earned runs in 5.0 innings, while striking out four and doing enough to be tagged with the win.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 15
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. DH Davis Schneider
- 5. 2B Cavan Biggio
- 6. 3B Matt Chapman
- 7. CF Kevin Kiermaier
- 8. C Alejandro Kirk
- 9. LF Daulton Varsho
Boston Red Sox starting lineup, September 15
- 1. RF Alex Verdugo
- 2. 3B Rafael Devers
- 3. DH Justin Turner
- 4. 1B Triston Casas
- 5. LF Masataka Yoshida
- 6. CF Wilyer Abreu
- 7. SS Trevor Story
- 8. C Reese McGuire
- 9. 2B Luis Urias
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 7:07 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Red Sox fans can catch the game on NESN.
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.
- Red Sox fans can tune into the game on WEEI 93.7, WAMG 890 AM (SP) and WCCM 1490 AM (SP).