Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Oakland Athletics, June 9

Can the Blue Jays finally get out of the AL East basement after today?
Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics
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Following Saturday’s spectacular masterpiece by Kevin Gausman in the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 commanding win over the Oakland Athletics, the Blue Jays will aim to take the series in the rubber match on Sunday. If Toronto (31-33) manages to pull off the victory over Oakland (26-40), they would come within a game of .500 for just the first time since way back on April 30.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Bowden Francis will get the start for the Blue Jays, replacing the injured Alek Manoah in the starting rotation. Francis has appeared in one game so far as a bulk reliever since coming off the IL and gave up four runs on five hits against the Baltimore Orioles on June 4. In rejoining the Jays’ starting five, Francis will now have a chance for redemption after posting less-than-stellar results in his previous two starts earlier in the season. For the 2024 year, he boasts a 2-2 record with a 9.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with 19 strikeouts in 18 total innings pitched.
  • The Athletics will counter with 26-year-old right-hander Mitch Spence. The rookie relief pitcher had been thrusted into a starting role after a slew of injuries befell their rotation in recent weeks. Spence has made four starts, posting a 1-2 record with a solid 3.32 ERA along with 15 strikeouts in 19 total innings. On the season as a whole, he has appeared in 15 games and sports a 4-3 record with a 3.86 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, June 9

  • 1. 2B Spencer Horwitz
  • 2. C Danny Jansen
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. SS Bo Bichette
  • 5. DH Justin Turner
  • 6. RF George Springer
  • 7. LF Daulton Varsho
  • 8. 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier

Oakland Athletics starting lineup, June 9

  • 1. 3B Abraham Toro
  • 2. CF JJ Bleday
  • 3. DH Brent Rooker
  • 4. LF Miguel Andujar
  • 5. RF Daz Cameron
  • 6. C Shea Langeliers
  • 7. 1B Tyler Soderstrom
  • 8. 2B Aledmys Díaz
  • 9. SS Max Schuemann

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?

  • Game time: 4:07 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet, Sportsnet+ and TVA Sports will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • A's fans can catch the game on NBCSCA.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game today?

  • The Blue Jays broadcast will be on SN590 and the SN App.
  • A's fans can tune into the game on A's Cast, Bloomberg 960 AM/103.7 HD2 and KIQI 1010.