Friday night's epic 13-9 victory over the Colorado Rockies had it all for the Toronto Blue Jays. Ernie Clement tripled and homered, Chad Green made his 2023 debut, Alejandro Kirk came through in the clutch once again and most importantly: the Jays gained ground in the playoff hunt. With a used and abused bullpen heading into Saturday evening's matchup, it will be interesting to see who is available to come in if tonight's starter can't go deep into the game.
Probable starting pitchers
- For the Blue Jays, Yusei Kikuchi is gearing up to make his 27th start of the year. While things have not been perfect for the southpaw, he is in the midst of easily the best season of his career, maintaining career bests in ERA, FIP and ERA+ to this point. In his last outing, Kikuchi struck out eight batters in six innings of work against the Cleveland Guardians.
- In a battle of the southpaws, the Rockies will send Ty Blach to the mound to make his 15th appearance and eighth start of the current campaign. The former Giant and Oriole is in his second season with Colorado and has looked surprisingly sharp, posting a 3.94 ERA and 128 ERA+ through 48 innings of work. The soft-tossing Blach has historically been prone to the longball so the Blue Jays need to strike hard against him.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, September 2
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. DH Davis Schneider
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 5. C Alejandro Kirk
- 6. SS Ernie Clement
- 7. LF Daulton Varsho
- 8. 3B Santiago Espinal
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Colorado Rockies starting lineup, September 2
- 1. DH Charlie Blackmon
- 2. SS Ezequiel Tovar
- 3. 3B Ryan McMahon
- 4. C Elias Díaz
- 5. LF Nolan Jones
- 6. 2B Brendan Rodgers
- 7. RF Sean Bouchard
- 8. 1B Elehuris Montero
- 9. CF Brenton Doyle
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 8:10 pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
- Rockies fans can catch the game on ATT SportsNet-RM.
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.
- Rockies fans can tune into the game on KOA 850 AM / 94.1 FM and KNRV 1150.