Robbie Ray had an encouraging Blue Jays debut

The combination of Julian Merryweather, Robbie Ray, and Shun Yamaguchi gave the Blue Jays a good effort in Miami on Tuesday, but, unfortunately, some limp bats resulted in a 3-2 loss to the Marlins.

Things worth mentioning…

Julian Merryweather got the start as the opener and dazzled yet again. Over two innings of work, Merryweather didn’t allow a hit, issued one walk, and struck out three. He sat at around 96 miles-per-hour with his fastball and kept hitters off balance with an indistinguishable change-up. Merryweather has now gone seven-and-one-third innings without allowing a run. Here’s a look at how he completely fools hitters with his fastball-change combo…

Julian Merryweather, 79mph high Changeup (called strike) and 98mph elevated Fastball (Swinging K), Overlay. pic.twitter.com/078C5PlGOw
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 1, 2020

Robbie Ray came in after Merryweather to make his Blue Jays debut. The thing with Ray, as we know, is command. He has lethal stuff, but he’s had a hell of a time finding the strike zone this season. In his last outing as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ray issued a whopping six walks over the course of four innings. …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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