Since beating up the Orioles right after the all-star break, the Rays have lost three straight series versus the Yankees, Red Sox and White Sox. The Rays looked like they were headed for a wild card spot but now find themselves on the outside. The Rays have lost Kevin Kiermaier, Blake Snell and Yandy Diaz over the last week. The Jays will not miss facing Snell, and Kiermaier always seems to play well against the Jays. The Jays come off an off day and will navigate "maximum rumour weekend" (tm).
Friday, 7:07, Diego Castillo vs. Jacob Waguespack
Saturday, 3:07, Undecided vs. Ryan Borucki
Sunday, 1:07, Yonny Chirinos vs. Aaron Sanchez
The pitching lineup for this series will not place fear into the hitters. For the Jays Waguespack has been inconsistent, Borucki rusty and Sanchez, dare I say it, improving. Can the Jays hitters deliver against the Rays pitching?