Blue Jays vs. Athletics Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 9

The Toronto Blue Jays (31-33) and Oakland Athletics (26-40) square off on Sunday at 4:07 PM ET at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, attempting to break a 1-1 series tie.

The Blue Jays will give the nod to Bowden Francis (2-2, 9.00 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 3 on the season, and the Athletics will counter with Mitch Spence (4-3, 3.86 ERA).

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Blue Jays vs. Athletics Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: SNET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Francis – TOR (2-2, 9.00 ERA) vs Spence – OAK (4-3, 3.86 ERA)

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Bowden Francis

  • Francis will take to the mound for the Blue Jays, his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance came in relief on Tuesday when he threw 3 1/3 innings out of the bullpen against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • He has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 9.00, a batting average against of .307 and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

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Athletics Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Mitch Spence

  • Spence (4-3) takes the mound first for the Athletics in his fifth start of the season. He has a 3.86 ERA in 44 1/3 innings pitched, with 37 strikeouts.
  • His most recent time out was on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, when the right-hander went six innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.86, with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 15 games this season. Opponents have a .246 batting average against him.
  • Spence is looking for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 2.9 frames per start.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in six of his 15 outings this season.

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