2019-09-28 17:00:00 EDT
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays will continue their MLB set on Saturday.
In the Friday opener of this series, the Rays scored three runs in the first four innings and cruised to a 6-2 win.
For the Saturday game, the Rays will likely send out Ryan Yarbrough in the start.
Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they’re going with Trent Thornton in the start Saturday. Across 149.1 innings and a 5-9 record this year, Thornton has a 5.00 ERA with 141 Ks and 57 BBs.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 4-0 in their last four Saturday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Tampa’s last six Saturday games as well.
Meanwhile, the Jays are 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series and 1-4 in Thornton’s last five home starts. Toronto is 0-5 in Thornton’s last five starts with five days’ rest and 0-6 in his last six starts.
Thornton had a string of three solid appearances going with two earned in 9.2 innings of work on seven hits, and he did reasonably well against the Yankees his last time out (four earned in 5.0 innings) considering New York’s firepower.
I expect Thornton to hang around here for five innings or so, and he might give the Jays a good enough head start to manage a win here.