It was a tough night for the Jays on Thursday losing 11-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays. That said, they still took the five-game series 3-2 and sit atop the wild card standings with a record of 81-63. Since being swept by the Los Angeles Angels in late August they have now won their last five series, including four and five game sets against the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Orioles had the day off yesterday after completing a quick two game sweep of the Washington Nationals earlier in the week. They have fallen behind in the wild card race going just 7-6 so far in September. They are 4.5 games back of the Rays for the final playoff spot.
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Tonight’s game will be broadcasted on AppleTVPlus.
#FridayNightBaseball is here.
Watch us face the Orioles live only on @AppleTVPlus tonight: https://t.co/WohVI5QL6d pic.twitter.com/x7QcD00Q4i
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 16, 2022
The game is free if you sign in to an Apple account. You don’t need to have a subscription.
Don’t forget to vote for Bo Bichette.
We’re proud to honour Bo Bichette as this year’s Roberto Clemente Award nominee
Vote for Bo at https://t.co/ziSBItXu6R pic.twitter.com/toGpO09G0x
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 15, 2022
Bo is this year’s nominee from the Blue Jays for the Roberto Clemente award. The Roberto Clemente award is an annual honour given to “the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.”
Trevor Richards vs. Jordan Lyles
It will be a bullpen day for the Blue Jays tonight with Trevor Richards being used as an opener. He threw 29 pitches in relief in yesterday’s loss so he will likely pitch one inning at most. This will be Richards’ third start this season (all in September). The Jays are 1-1 in games he has started.
Richards allowed five runs and recorded just two outs against the Tampa Bay Rays last night. He has given up nine run …
Author: Scott Ony / Blue Jays Nation