Blue Jays vs. Rays Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 18

The Tampa Bay Rays (24-22) will try to keep a three-game winning streak going when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays (19-24) at 3:07 PM ET on Saturday.

This contest’s pitching matchup is set, as the Blue Jays will send Kevin Gausman (2-3) to the mound, while Zach Eflin (3-4) will get the nod for the Rays.

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Blue Jays vs. Rays Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Gausman – TOR (2-3, 4.95 ERA) vs Eflin – TB (3-4, 3.91 ERA)

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Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Kevin Gausman

  • The Blue Jays’ Gausman (2-3) will make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up six earned runs in three innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Minnesota Twins.
  • The 33-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 4.95, a 3.70 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.514.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • In eight starts, Gausman has pitched through or past the fifth inning four times. He has a season average of 4.5 frames per outing.
  • He has two appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his eight chances this season.

Kevin Gausman vs. Rays

  • The Rays have scored 191 runs this season, which ranks 18th in MLB. They are batting .242 for the campaign with 39 home runs, 23rd in the league.
  • The Rays have gone 2-for-15 with a home run and an RBI in one game against the right-hander this season.

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zach Eflin

  • Eflin gets the start for the Rays, his 10th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 3.91 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Monday against the Boston Red Sox, when he went five innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Over nine games this season, the 30-year-old has a 3.91 ERA and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .262 to his opponents.
  • Eflin has collected four quality starts this season.
  • Eflin is aiming for his 10th straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.9 frames per start.
  • In two of his appearances this season he did not give up an earned run.
  • The 30-year-old ranks 50th in ERA (3.91), 37th in WHIP (1.132), and 61st in K/9 (7.0) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Zach Eflin vs. Blue Jays

  • The opposing Blue Jays offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.356) and ranks 26th in home runs hit (36) in all of MLB. They have a collective .227 batting average, and are 28th in the league with 316 total hits and 29th in MLB play scoring 155 runs.
  • Eflin has a 9.53 ERA and a 1.235 WHIP against the Blue Jays this season in 5 2/3 innings pitched, allowing a .261 batting average over one appearance.
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