Orioles at Blue Jays, July 5-7

Friday, July 05 2019 @ 05:24 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

It's the battle of the birds as the final match-up before the all-star break. Baltimore are in first place for the number one pick next season with their 25-61 record. The Blue Jays are a full seven games better, in fourth. Your Blue Jays have been playing better but there are some enforced changes for this weekend. Marcus Stroman will not pitch before the break, resting his "cramp" that's obviously was not a cramp. The enigma, wrapped in a riddle that is Aaron Sanchez will pitch tonight, who knows what that will bring.

Lourdes Gurriel made a fine diving catch in left field last night but tweaked his wrist in the process. He needs to sit at least one game. Randall Grichuk has a dodgy back, he needs to rest too. So Jonathan Davis has been recalled as insurance and mighty Eric Sogard goes to the outfield. The Jays brass need to get Cavan Biggio more reps at second while they figure out if he can play there long term.


Friday, 7:07, Dylan Bundy vs. Aaron Sanchez

Saturday, 3:07, Andrew Cashner vs. Clayton Richard

Sunday, 1:07, Gabriel Ynoa vs. Trent Thornton