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


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

  • Travis Bergen

    Shoulder
    Early Aug | 60-day IL

    Bergen has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a left shoulder strain and is likely to be away from the team until at least the early part of August.

  • Julian Fernandez

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery and is without a clear timetable for return.

  • Evan Longoria

    Foot
    Mid Aug | 10-day IL

    Longoria has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained plantar fascia in his left foot and is expected to miss up to a month of action.

  • Buster Posey

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Posey is not expected to be in the starting lineup versus the Rockies on Wednesday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.

  • Buster Posey

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Posey is not expected to be available for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies as he is to be rested.

  • Austin Slater

    Illness
    Out Mon | out

    Slater is dealing with a fever and will not play in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

  • Alex Dickerson

    Back
    Prob Mon | probable

    Dickerson has missed the past two games due to back tightness, but he is expected to suit up against the Rockies on Monday.

  • Nick Vincent

    Pectoral
    Late July | 60-day IL

    Vincent has been transferred to the 10-day injured list with a right pectoral strain, and he is expected to be sidelined until at least the end of July.

Toronto Blue Jays

  • Trent Thornton

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Thornton is on the 10-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation, and it is uncertain when he will return to the mound.

  • Clay Buchholz

    Shoulder
    Early Aug | 60-day IL

    Buchholz has been shifted to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 2 teres major strain in his right shoulder. He is likely to be away from the starting rotation until at least the early part of August.

  • Dalton Pompey

    Concussion
    Early Aug | 60-day IL

    Pompey has been moved to the 60-day injured list due to a concussion and is likely to stay on the IL until at least the beginning of August.

  • Ryan Borucki

    Elbow
    Prob Mon | probable

    Borucki has been activated from the 60-day injured list after healing from left elbow soreness. He is expected to be available prior to Monday's game against the Indians.

  • Clayton Richard

    Back
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Richard has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left lat strain, and a timeline for return has yet to be announced.

  • Ken Giles

    Elbow
    Prob Wed | probable

    Giles has sat out the past three games due to nerve inflammation in his right elbow, but he is likely to return to the mound against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Guerrero Jr. is not expected to participate in Monday's series opener against the Red Sox due to a day of rest.

  • Edwin Jackson

    Back
    day-to-day | questionable

    Jackson has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a lower-back strain. It is uncertain when he will be penciled in for his next scheduled start.

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
Zach Green 1 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .667 1.000 .667
Andrew Suarez 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Breyvic Valera 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Donovan Solano 40 23 111 14 36 7 0 2 13 49 0 19 1 .324 .441 .353
Cameron Maybin 42 34 118 27 37 7 0 5 14 59 6 34 3 .314 .500 .391
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
Sam Dyson 46 0 144 47 3 37 3 0 17 0 0 4 6 620
Tony Watson 43 0 122 30 3 39 6 1 13 0 0 0 5 569
Will Smith 43 0 127 63 0 28 5 1 12 0 0 1 11 664
Reyes Moronta 42 0 136 61 3 32 3 1 14 0 0 7 22 829
Mark Melancon 40 0 127 38 2 48 3 2 19 0 0 3 16 684
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Buster Posey 72 64 0 37 15 2 0 1
Stephen Vogt 52 26 0 15 3 0 0 1
Aramis Garcia 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0
Alen Hanson 18 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Austin Slater 15 8 0 0 0 1 2 0