Coming off of two successful series against the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers, the Blue Jays hope to remain hot against the Cincinnati Reds as they begin a three-game series at home. Today's lineup is identical to yesterday's with Marcus Stroman on the mound for Toronto. Joey Votto, an Ontario native, will be playing at the Rogers Centre for the first time since 2009.
Stroman struggled in his last outing, allowing four earned runs in 5.2 innings, but has largely been dominant this season. He has only allowed four runs or more in a start three times this season. In his seven other starts, Stroman allowed two earned runs or less. Since pitching two complete games in April, Stroman hasn't pitched into the ninth inning, a fact that can likely be directly correlated to his increased rate in walks.
In three starts for the Reds this season, Lisalverto Bonilla has been largely mediocre, aside from one poor appearance. On May 19th, Bonilla gave up six earned runs in 5.1 innings. A start before that, on May 13th, Bonilla allowed three runs over eight innings pitched. The opposing team, San Francisco, hit two home runs in that outing.
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