Time, TV for Game 2 in Canada
Detroit Tigers (2-8) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (7-4)
When: 7:07 pm Wednesday.
Where: Rogers Center in Toronto.
TV: Detroit Sports Village.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; Tigers radio affiliate).
Starting Shoes: Tigers RHP Matt Manning (1-0, 3.18 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RHP Alek Manoah (1-0, 4.35 ERA).
• Box score
Series of tigers: TBA.
Game Notes: Exhibit A that baseball can be a strange sport sometimes: Kevin Gausman has yet to allow an earned run this season over 12 innings, but he still took the loss in the Jays’ second game of the season. In that game on April 1 in St. Louis, the 32-year-old got two outs with two outs in the third inning, then gave up a grounder by All-Everything slugger Nolan Arenado to Matt Chapman in the third. Unfortunately for Gausman and the Jays, Chapman hit the ball and then threw wide to first to allow one run to score. A two-run single in the next at-bat left Gausman down 3-0 despite working. (And he continued to do so, striking out just nine runners and allowing no runs over his next nine innings against those Missouri cousins, the Cardinals and Royals.)
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Exhibit B that baseball can be a strange sport: Gausman took the loss in his only start against the Tigers last season, despite allowing just two runs (one earned), in his debut on June 11 at Comerica Park. He wasn’t exactly sharp, with an unusual three walks over the first four innings – he entered the game with just seven walks given up over 64 2/3 innings – but arguably he did enough to win. But rookie Beau Brieske did a little more by blanking the Jays over 5 2/3 innings, while Andrew Chafin, Jason Foley, Michael Fulmer and Gregory Soto finished things off.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, only Foley remains on this year’s roster, which is Exhibit A that explains why the Tigers’ bullpen has the fifth-worst scoring rate among inherited runners (54.5%) in the this season (54.5%) and the fifth-worst ERA (6.18) in the majors. . Which means, while we’re juggling all those Shows, lefty Eduardo Rodriguez probably shouldn’t leave any runners on base when he leaves the mound at Rogers Center tonight.
The Jays and Tigers wrap up their three-game set with a Thursday night game, Spencer Turnbull still looking for his first win since 2021 and Chris Bassitt trying to drop his ERA below 10 After that, the Tigers will have a quick return home for their first night game under the new lights at Comerica Park on Friday when the San Francisco Giants – the former employer of new Tigers president of football Scott Harris – to the village. At the same time, the Jays will visit the weekend from the Tampa Bay Rays, who – as we have written so many times in these game notes this season already – are still undefeated .
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This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays game score: Time, TV