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Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants Preview and Predictions 05-15-2019


It took more than a dozen games, but the Toronto Blue Jays finally got a taste of what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is capable of doing. The phenom hopes to build off his best performance in the major leagues when Toronto visits the San Francisco Giants for the finale of their two-game interleague series on Wednesday afternoon.

The 20-year-old son of a Hall-of-Famer, Guerrero batted just .191 with one RBI over his first 13 games in the majors before going 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs in Tuesday's 7-3 triumph. He also drew a walk and scored twice while starting pitcher Trent Thornton helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored as the Blue Jays won for just the third time in 13 contests. Pablo Sandoval went deep for San Francisco, which suffered its fourth loss in five games. Mac Williamson, who recorded two hits in his season debut on May 7 but just one in his next four contests, went 2-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday.

TV: 3:45 p.m. ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One (Toronto), NBCS Bay Area (San Francisco)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Edwin Jackson (2018: 6-3, 3.33 ERA) vs. Giants RH Shaun Anderson (NR)

Jackson will make major-league history by playing for a record 14th different team when he unleashes his first pitch on Wednesday - four days after being acquired from Oakland. The 35-year-old German-born journeyman, who briefly was property of Toronto in July 2011 as he was obtained and dealt away in a three-team trade, posted a 1-0 record and 6.75 ERA in three minor-league outings this season. Jackson is 5-6 with a 4.54 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance against San Francisco in his career.



Anderson is expected to be summoned from Triple-A Sacramento to make his major-league debut. The 24-year-old Floridian has made seven starts for the River Cats this year, going 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 35 innings. Anderson was selected by Boston in the third round of the 2016 draft but was traded to the Giants in July 2017 as part of a package for Eduardo Nunez.

WALK-OFFS

1. Giants C Buster Posey is on track to be activated from the concussion list on Friday, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

2. Blue Jays OF Randal Grichuk has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games after going 1-for-4 on Tuesday.

3. Toronto SS Freddy Galvis is riding a five-game hitting streak following his RBI double in the first inning of the series opener.

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Stadium

AT&T Park
San Francisco, California, USA.
Capacity: 41,915

Last Injuries

San Francisco Giants

  • Tony Watson

    Wrist
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Watson is likely to miss the remainder of the season while on the 60-day injured list due to a small fracture in his left wrist.

  • Buster Posey

    Back
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Posey has missed the previous two games due to tightness in his lower back and hip. It is anticipated that he will suit up against the Red Sox on Thursday.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Oblique
    Prob Wed | probable

    Dickerson is expected to suit up against the Red Sox on Wednesday despite an oblique injury.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Oblique
    day-to-day | questionable

    Dickerson has soreness in his right oblique and will not be available against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Oblique
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Dickerson has missed the previous two games due to tightness in his right oblique, and it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

  • Buster Posey

    Rest
    day-to-day | questionable

    Posey is not expected to suit up Sunday against the Marlins due to a routine day of rest.

  • Trevor Gott

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Gott has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a Grade 1 UCL sprain and a flexor strain in his right elbow. He is projected to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Zach Green

    Hip
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Green has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to a hip impingement, ending his season.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Tim Mayza

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Mayza is likely miss the remainder of the season while on the 60-day injured list due to Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

  • Bo Bichette

    Concussion
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Bichette was held out of the previous game as a precaution to be evaluated for a concussion. It is unknown if he will be in the lineup for Saturday's battle against the Yankees

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Ribs
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Guerrero Jr. departed the previous game with a left rib injury but is expected to suit up against the Orioles on Thursday.

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Guerrero Jr. is not expected to play Sunday against the Yankees due to a day of rest.

  • Luke Maile

    Oblique
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Maile has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list after a strained left oblique, and it is unclear if he will play Sunday against the Yankees.

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

    Quadricep
    Prob Sat | probable

    Gurriel Jr. has been activated from the 10-day injured list after a Grade 1 left quadriceps strain and is expected to return Saturday to face the Yankees.

  • Elvis Luciano

    Elbow
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Luciano has been activated from the 60-day injured list after a right elbow sprain. He is projected to return Thursday against the Red Sox.

san-francisco-giants Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Will Smith 55 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Donovan Solano 77 41 208 27 70 13 1 4 23 97 0 46 1 .337 .466 .367
Andrew Suarez 15 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Hanser Alberto 133 121 496 60 155 21 2 12 49 216 4 48 3 .313 .435 .336
Cameron Maybin 75 61 222 42 64 17 0 9 30 108 9 66 6 .288 .486 .368
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Tony Watson 60 0 162 41 5 56 9 1 26 0 0 1 12 813
Will Smith 60 0 187 90 0 45 10 2 20 0 0 1 20 1002
Reyes Moronta 56 0 170 70 3 41 4 1 19 0 0 8 33 1038
Derek Law 55 4 177 64 3 54 8 3 32 0 0 4 39 1137
Trevor Gott 50 0 158 57 2 41 4 0 26 0 0 3 17 914
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Buster Posey 110 97 0 50 24 2 0 1
Stephen Vogt 94 54 0 26 6 1 0 4
Rene Rivera 6 4 0 7 0 0 0 0
Aramis Garcia 12 10 0 1 1 0 0 0
Alen Hanson 18 11 0 0 0 1 0 0