Another weekend begins Major League Baseball and what better than a divisional rivalry game in the American League.
Toronto Blue Jays j Tampa Bay’s Rays Their faces can be seen again, this time from the Tropicana field in Florida. Both teams just won their respective series, but there’s more at stake than just a win in this final stretch of the regular season.
The Aquatic Ninth maintains its winning pace and continues to fight for the lead of its division Baltimore Orioles. On the other hand, the Canadian team is trying to position itself better in the wildcard area of the old circuit.
It is announced that they will take the mound against Tyler Glasnow for the home team on the night of Friday, September 22nd, while Chris Bassitt will do the same for the visiting team, looking to undo his last appearance against them Rays.
Yandy Díaz and Randy Arozarena offensive figures for Tampa Bay
However, the offensive does not just fall to one team, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Co. will try to win this series and ensure their presence in the playoffs. Chris Bassitt last May, against it Tampa Bay Rays, worked 6.1 innings, tolerated seven hits (three of them home runs) and allowed six earned runs, walked one and fanned four, finishing this game with a loss. He currently has a record of 14 wins and 8 losses, with 166 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.78.
Both pitchers performed well against their opponents both home and away. This duel will mean another step towards the postseason.
Tampa Bay won three of four games against Toronto in the last private series they played and it was right there Tropicana field.
In the last 10 games Rays otherwise has a record of 5-5 Blue Jays which holds 6-4.