Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Houston Astros, June 8

Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays
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At 35-28, the Toronto Blue Jays continue to win games and move further and further away from a .500 record. Since May 26, the Jays are 9-3 and seem to be clicking all around. Bo Bichette is on his way to an MVP-worthy season while multiple members of the starting rotation are putting in excellent performances. Thursday's contest against the Houston Astros is the series finale between the two clubs and the Jays aim to take three out of four from the second-place Astros.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Right-hander José Berríos is set to make his 13th start of the year for the Blue Jays. In the first 71+ innings of his 2023 season, Berríos has turned in a 5-4 record with a 3.66 ERA, 3.71 FIP and ERA+. This version of him looks much more like his 2021 and earlier days than his poor showing last year, which is highly encouraging to see come together for him. In his last two starts, Berríos has struck out 11 batters and allowed just one earned run in 11.2 innings.
  • On the other side of the mound, the Astros are set to send staff ace Framber Valdez out for his 13th start. The southpaw has been electric so far in 2023, posting a 6-4 record with a 2.16 ERA and 195 ERA+. In that time, he has struck out 84 batters in 79 innings while walking only 16.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, June 8

  • 1. RF George Springer
  • 2. SS Bo Bichette
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. 3B Matt Chapman
  • 5. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 6. DH Brandon Belt
  • 7. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 8. 2B Santiago Espinal
  • 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Houston Astros starting lineup, June 8

  • 1. SS Jeremy Peña
  • 2. 2B Jose Altuve
  • 3. DH Yordan Alvarez
  • 4. 3B Alex Bregman
  • 5. RF Kyle Tucker
  • 6. 1B José Abreu
  • 7. LF Chas McCormick
  • 8. CF Jake Meyers
  • 9. C Martín Maldonado

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 7:07pm ET
  • Sportsnet-1 will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
  • Astros fans can catch the game on ATT SportsNet-SW.
  • 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.
  • Astros fans can tune into the game on KBME 790 AM / 94.5 FM HD-2, TUDN 93.3 / KLAT 1010.