Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Cleveland Guardians, August 26

Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Guardians
Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Guardians / Jason Miller/GettyImages

At this point, there's no avoiding it; the Toronto Blue Jays need to start piecing together wins now if they have any hope of making a deep postseason run. Losers of three straight games, the Jays are set to take on the Cleveland Guardians who are below .500 on the year and have a negative run differential. In frustrating fashion, it has felt all year like the Jays win against tough teams and consistently lose to teams they should beat up on.

Probable starting pitchers

  • For the Blue Jays, left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu will make his fifth start of the season. Upon his return from a lengthy Tommy John-induced absence, Ryu has been utterly dominant for the Jays. He currently sports a 1.89 ERA thanks to just four earned runs in 19 innings of work. Along the way, he has struck out 15 and walked just five.
  • In a battle of the southpaws, the Guardians are sending rookie lefty Logan Allen to the mound to make his 20th start of the year and his career. Allen has been a steady presence in Cleveland's rotation this year, posting a 3.31 ERA and 125 ERA+ to kick off his big league career. He isn't much of a strikeout pitcher, much like Ryu, but he also does a fairly efficient job at limiting baserunners, so the Jays offense will have to strike hard and strike often if they hope to stand a chance.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 26

  • 1. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 2. DH Bo Bichette
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. RF George Springer
  • 5. 2B Davis Schneider
  • 6. C Danny Jansen
  • 7. 3B Matt Chapman
  • 8. SS Santiago Espinal
  • 9. CF Daulton Varsho

Cleveland Guardians starting lineup, August 26

  • 1. 1B Kole Calhoun
  • 2. DH José Ramírez
  • 3. LF Oscar Gonzalez
  • 4. RF Ramón Laureano
  • 5. 2B Andrés Giménez
  • 6. SS Gabriel Arias
  • 7. 3B Tyler Freeman
  • 8. C Cam Gallagher
  • 9. CF Myles Straw

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 3:07 pm ET
  • Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Guardians fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Great Lakes.
  • On a national stage, MLB Network will have the broadcast for out-of-market viewers only.

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.
  • Guardians fans can tune into the game on WMMS 100.7, WTAM 1100 and Guardians Radio Network.