Winners of two straight series and the proud owners of a non-last place spot in the AL East, the Toronto Blue Jays are flying high entering a three-game set on the road against the New York Mets. The Mets have assembled something like a super-team in recent years and are not to be taken lightly, even by a Blue Jays team who is playing some solid ball. Fortunately, the Jays will miss Max Scherzer's turn in the rotation this time around.
Probable starting pitchers
- Right-hander Chris Bassitt is set to make his 12th start of the year in tonight's matchup. Bassitt, 34, has rather quietly been one of the best pitchers on this Blue Jays staff this year and while he didn't have a great start last time around, he's been lights out as of late. On the season, he is 5-4 with a 3.80 ERA and 109 ERA+ in 66.1 innings of work. He continues to be a high-groundball pitcher and is currently on pace to surrender hits at a lower rate than he did last year, which is nice to see from him.
- While the Blue Jays will miss Scherzer in this series, they are not so lucky when it comes to Mets co-ace Justin Verlander. The 40-year-old has gotten off to a bit of a slow start, but history suggests that he's nowhere close to finished, even as he ages. The right-hander has made five starts in 2023, going 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA, 4.59 FIP and 87 ERA+. He continues to do an efficient job of keeping runners off the bases, even if the surface numbers don't directly reflect that. Knock on wood, but he should be the most difficult pitcher the Jays face in this series.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, June 2
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 4. DH Brandon Belt
- 5. 3B Matt Chapman
- 6. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 7. LF Daulton Varsho
- 8. C Alejandro Kirk
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
New York Mets starting lineup, June 2
- 1. CF Brandon Nimmo
- 2. SS Francisco Lindor
- 3. 2B Jeff McNeil
- 4. 1B Pete Alonso
- 5. 3B Brett Baty
- 6. RF Starling Marte
- 7. DH Mark Vientos
- 8. LF Mark Canha
- 9. C Francisco Álvarez
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?
- Game time: 7:10pm ET
- Sportsnet and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- Mets fans can catch the game on SNY.
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.
- Mets fans can tune into the game on WCBS 880, ESPN Deportes 1050 and Audacy.