Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (20-19, 2nd AL West) AT Toronto Blue Jays (18-23, 5th AL East)
Weather forecast at first pitch: Partly Cloudy, 57F, Winds NW 10mph, 0% Chance of Rain
TV: Fox Sports West – Victor Rojas & Mark Gubicza
Radio: KLAA AM830 – Terry Smith & Mark Langston
Jered Weaver (2-4, 4.44 ERA)
After sporting a 6.29 ERA through his first six starts of the season, Weaver seems to have turned things around nicely as he threw a complete-game shutout at home against Houston on May 8, then extended his scoreless inning streak to 16 before giving up a solo home run Friday in Baltimore. Still, he managed to hold the Orioles to one run over 7 1/3 innings to notch his 2nd victory of the season in a game the Angels would go on to win 3-1
Drew Hutchison (3-0, 6.17 ERA)
One of a number of hot young starting pitching prospects the Blue Jays are hoping will find success at the Major League level soon, Hutchison sports a sparkling 3-0 win-loss record, but that’s a bit deceiving as he’s also posted a 6.17 ERA and has had his share of rocky outings so far in the 2015 season. He did however seem to take a step in the right direction in his last outing in Houston on May 14. He tossed 6 innings of 5-hit, 2 run ball, striking out 9 batters along the way, but took the no-decision as the Blue Jays ultimately lost that game 6-4.
- Weaver is 9-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 12 career games against the Blue Jays. At Rogers Centre, he is 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA in four career starts.
- Hutchison has not fared well in his limited experience against the Angels. In two career starts, he is 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA.
- With Jose Reyes and Devon Travis both out of the lineup, leadoff duties in this series have fallen to Josh Donaldson.In that role, Donaldson went 3-for-5 in the series opener Monday, then added a home run & sac fly in Tuesday’s contest.
- SS-Erick Aybar – .279
- CF-Mike Trout – .280
- 1B-Albert Pujols – .232
- RF-Kole Calhoun – .299
- 3B-David Freese – .225
- LF-Matt Joyce – .148
- DH-C.J. Cron – .211
- C-Carlos Perez – .250
- 2B-Taylor Featherston – .063
- 3B-Josh Donaldson – .316
- DH-Jose Bautista – .229
- 1B-Edwin Encarnacion – .235
- C-Russell Martin – .304
- RF-Chris Colabello – .365
- CF-Ezequiel Carrera – .286
- LF-Danny Valencia – .333
- SS-Ryan Goins – .239
- 2B-Steve Tolleson – .258