The Blue Jays have lost five straight series - a franchise record. Today, going against the Los Angeles Angels for the third of four games, the Blue Jays look to end that trend, securing at least a tie in the series. Marcus Stroman, perhaps Toronto's best starter so far this season, will get the start for the Blue Jays, while the Angels counter with Daniel Wright, making his first start of the season.
Stroman had trouble keeping his two-seamer down in the zone during his last start, and the end result was six runs on 11 hits by Boston. he typically thrives by keeping the ball down in the zone, as exemplified when he led the American League in ground-ball percentage in 2016. Two starts ago, against the Milwaukee Brewers, Stroman threw the complete game, allowing just two earned runs and walking one.
Scheduled starter Jesse Chavez pitched in relief during Friday's 13-inning affair, so Wright was called up for a spot start. He's made one appearance for the Angels this year, allowing three runs in four innings of relief against the Texas Rangers on April 13. In four major league innings so far, he's walked three and hasn't struck out a batter.
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Pitcher descriptions based off of MLB.com.
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