TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

MacArthur: Blue Jays vs. Royals series preview

{eot}
Scott MacArthur, TSN.ca
4/11/2013 9:49:57 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

Toronto Blue Jays (3-6, 5th AL East) at Kansas City Royals (6-3, 1st in AL Central)

PITCHING MATCHUPS:

Friday, 8:10pm ET: LHP J.A. Happ (1-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Luis Mendoza (0-0, 1.50)
Saturday, 7:10pm ET: RHP R.A. Dickey (0-2, 8.44) vs. RHP James Shields (1-1, 3.75)
Sunday, 2:10pm ET: RHP Brandon Morrow (0-1, 5.59) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (1-1, 3.21)

WHO'S HOT:

SS Jose Reyes has an eight-game hitting streak (14-31, 1HR, 1 2B.)

WHO'S NOT:

Two of the Blue Jays three starting pitchers in this series are looking for bounce-back performances.

In R.A. Dickey's last start, he allowed the Red Sox seven earned runs on 10 hits. Boston went on to win the game 13-0.

Brandon Morrow opened the just-completed series in Detroit, going 3 2/3 innings and giving up five earned runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out none.

FAVOURABLE MATCHUP:

The sample sizes are relatively small but four Blue Jays have hit .500 or better for their careers against Luis Mendoza.

They are: Edwin Encarnacion (4-5, 1 RBI;) Maicer Izturis (3-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI;) J.P. Arencibia (3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI;) Jose Bautista (3-6, 1 HR, 2 RBI.)

NOT-SO-FAVOURABLE MATCHUP:

Saturday's Royals' starter, James Shields, has won 11 of 21 career starts (all with Tampa Bay) versus the Blue Jays (11-5, 3.24.) Shields' 11 wins against Toronto are his highest total against one team.

Shields was acquired by the Royals, from the Rays, along with RHP Wade Davis and IF Elliot Johnson on December 9, 2012. The trade sent top OF prospect Wil Myers, P prospect Jake Odorizzi and two other minor leaguers to the Rays.

2012:

The Blue Jays won six of eight games against the Royals last season, including sweeping a four-game series at Kaufmann Stadium April 20-23.

Billy Butler (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


@
 | GM 2: Tuesday at 8pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | GM 1: L 94-87 | Johnson: 24 | Lowry: 22

Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Tuesday at 7:07pm | Tillman vs. Dickey
@
 | L 6-4 | W: Outman | L: Loup

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs


@
 | L 1-0 | Spezza: 1G | Reimer: 36sv

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC


@
 | Saturday, May 3 at 1pm |
@
 | L 2-1 | Nakajima | Hedges, Perez

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 has every Argos game with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Latest on the Argos


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | Canadian College Draft
TSN TweetBox

TSN 1050 Contests/Fantasy Pools

Visit the TSN 1050 tent at Maple Leafs Square before every Raptors home game during the playoffs for your chance to win a pair of tickets!


For More Contests Click Here


Sign up for TSN 1050's Playoff Payout for your the chance to win $1050.


For More Fantasy Pools Click Here

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television