The Orioles were eliminated from playoff contention last night so today and tomorrow's games "don't matter". The Jays are still in the running for a top ten draft pick and they are one win short of their win total in 2012.
Esmil Rogers will pitch against Bud Norris tonight.
Moises Sierra appeared to twist an ankle last night, his status is day to day. Rajai Davis's wife is due to be induced on Thursday so the Jays could be down to two outfielders tomorrow, or today if the baby decides the time is right. Currently the Jays have 13 active position players. If Davis and Sierra are not available the Jays will be down to 11, a number that includes 3 catchers.
On the other hand the Jays have 17 active pitchers, which means a 12 man bullpen. Ten of those guys have been getting regular work including Chad Jenkins, however Kyle Drabek and Ricky Romero have not been getting work.
Chad Jenkins numbers are interesting. For all of 2013 in the major leagues, Jenkins has pitched 29.1 innings and only allowed 29 hits. He has walked just two hitters and has eleven strikeouts. So the hitters look like they are swinging early and often at pitches in the strikezone. Can Jenkins continue with these numbers? History suggests it is tough to pitch with that K rate, 3.4 K/9. But when you don't walk anyone it makes it easier to survive. Jenkins ERA is 3.07 but his xFIP is 4.50.