The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to avoid the sweep as they take on the Seattle Mariners in the finale of the three-game series on Sunday. With a 54-45 record, the Jays are currently 6.5 games behind the AL East division-leading Baltimore Orioles and two games up on both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees for the third and final AL Wild Card spot. For the Mariners, who sit at 50-48, they look to build upon their current three-game winning streak to get right back into the tight playoff race in the American League. One of the keys to victory for the Jays is to find a way to stop slugger Teoscar Hernández, who has produced the game-winning RBI for Mariners in each of the past two games against his former team.
Probable starting pitchers
- The Jays will send Alek Manoah to the mound, who will be looking to bounce back from a sub-par performance against the San Diego Padres in his last start. Since being recalled from the minors, Manoah has had one decent outing and one poor outing, going 1-1 and giving up five earned runs with five walks and eight strikeouts in nine innings of work. For the season, he is a combined 2-8, with a 6.18 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 15 games started. As Hyun Jin Ryu is set to rejoin the Jays in the coming days, this will be an important start for Manoah to show that he still has what it takes to remain in the starting rotation for the ballclub and provide the much-needed impact and effectiveness to take the Jays to the next level.
- The Mariners will respond with another promising rookie for the second time in three games with right-hander Bryan Woo, who will be making his 9th start of the year. The former 6th round pick of the Mariners from the 2021 MLB Draft had an impressive start to the 2023 season with the Mariners Double-A affiliate Arkansas Travelers, earning him a huge promotion to the majors back in early June. So far, he has pitched to a 1-2 record with a 4.74 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, with 47 strikeouts in just 38 innings pitched. Woo will most likely be shut down some time during the second half of the MLB season due to an innings limit, since he had pitched all of just 57 innings in his professional baseball debut last year. As a result, he will be making the most out of his remaining starts to show the Mariners that he can be a force to be reckoned with.
Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, July 23
- 1. RF George Springer
- 2. SS Bo Bichette
- 3. DH Brandon Belt
- 4. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- 5. 3B Matt Chapman
- 6. 2B Whit Merrifield
- 7. LF Daulton Varsho
- 8. C Danny Jansen
- 9. CF Kevin Kiermaier
Seattle Mariners starting lineup, July 23
- 1. SS J.P. Crawford
- 2. CF Julio Rodríguez
- 3. 3B Eugenio Suárez
- 4. RF Teoscar Hernández
- 5. C Cal Raleigh
- 6. 1B Ty France
- 7. DH Mike Ford
- 8. LF Taylor Trammell
- 9. 2B Kolten Wong
What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on today?
- Game time: 4:10 pm ET
- Sportsnet, SN NOW App and TVA Sports will have the broadcast for the Blue Jays.
- The Mariners broadcast will be on ROOTNW.
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 Sportsnet 590 and Sportsnet.ca.
- Mariners fans can tune into the game on KIRO 710.