After last night's heartbreaker against the Cincinnati Reds in which they lost 1-0 in walkoff fashion, the Toronto Blue Jays needed some good news on Saturday and they got it. Prior to this evening's contest, Bo Bichette was activated from the injured list. In a corresponding move, Paul DeJong was designated for assignment after starting his Blue Jays tenure 3-for-44 with 18 strikeouts and zero walks.
Probable starting pitchers
- For the Blue Jays, right-hander Chris Bassitt is set to make his 26th start of the season. In his last start, he went six innings (again!) while striking out six and surrendering four earned runs in a 5-4 loss to the Cubs. On the season, the 34-year-old is 11-6 with a 3.95 ERA, 4.56 FIP and 106 ERA+ with 137 strikeouts in just under 146 innings.
- The Reds are going to throw yet another dynamic rookie at the Blue Jays, this time it's left-hander Brandon Williamson. The 25-year-old stands at 6-foot-6 and while he doesn't use that frame to strikeout a ton of batters, he has done a solid job in his first 16 starts of the season and his career. All told, Williamson is 4-2 with a 4.33 ERA, 4.81 FIP and 106 ERA+.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 19
- 1. LF Whit Merrifield
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 3B Matt Chapman
- 5. DH Davis Schneider
- 6. C Alejandro Kirk
- 7. RF Cavan Biggio
- 8. 2B Santiago Espinal
- 9. CF Daulton Varsho
Cincinnati Reds starting lineup, August 19
- 1. CF TJ Friedl
- 2. 2B Matt McLain
- 3. SS Elly De La Cruz
- 4. 3B Spencer Steer
- 5. 1B Joey Votto
- 6. DH Christian Encarnacion-Strand
- 7. C Tyler Stephenson
- 8. RF Will Benson
- 9. LF Stuart Fairchild
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 6:40 pm ET
- Sportsnet will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Reds fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Ohio.
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.
- Reds fans can tune into the game on WLW 700.