Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Washington Nationals, August 30

Cleveland Guardians v Toronto Blue Jays
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Things aren't looking great for the Toronto Blue Jays, but we'll continue to be optimistic until the team is officially eliminated from playoff contention. Without Matt Chapman and Bo Bichette in the lineup, the club has been forced to turn to a handful of unheralded names on the left side of the infield. Among those, though, is Davis Schneider, who continues to be an offensive juggernaut. With September call-ups coming in just a few days, perhaps the Jays could bring a few additional youngsters up to inject some life into this team.

Probable starting pitchers

  • 34-year-old Chris Bassitt will take the ball for the Blue Jays today, making his 28th start of the season. The right-hander has been the club's best innings eater but has allowed at least four runs in three of his last five outings. While he's 12-7 on the year with a 4.00 ERA, things haven't been perfect. The Jays could use a strong outing from him like the ones he consistently turned in at the beginning of the 2023 campaign in this afternoon's contest.
  • For the Nationals, Patrick Corbin is set to make his 27th start of the season. The southpaw has been one of the game's worst starters over the past few years after beginning his career with sky-high promise. He currently sports an ERA+ of 90 which is 10 percent below league-average but is still the best he's had since 2020. In his last outing, he allowed three runs in six innings against the Yankees while striking out seven batters.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, August 30

  • 1. DH George Springer
  • 2. 2B Davis Schneider
  • 3. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  • 4. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 5. C Alejandro Kirk
  • 6. CF Daulton Varsho
  • 7. SS Ernie Clement
  • 8. 3B Santiago Espinal
  • 9. RF Cavan Biggio

Washington Nationals starting lineup, August 30

  • 1. SS CJ Abrams
  • 2. RF Lane Thomas
  • 3. 1B Joey Meneses
  • 4. DH Keibert Ruiz
  • 5. 3B Carter Kieboom
  • 6. LF Jake Alu
  • 7. 2B Ildemaro Vargas
  • 8. C Riley Adams
  • 9. CF Jacob Young

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

  • Game time: 3:07 pm ET
  • Sportsnet will have the Blue Jays broadcast.
  • Nationals fans can catch the game on MASN.

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.
  • Nationals fans can tune into the game on WJFK 106.7 The Fan.