Marco Estrada (5-3, 2.70 ERA) takes the hill for the Toronto Blue Jays (41-36) as they square off against Jon Gray (4-3, 4.80 ERA) and the Colorado Rockies (36-39) in the first of a three-game series at Coors Field. Action begins at 8:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 27 and can be seen on RSN and RTRM.
Gray pitched 4.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking five in a 9-8 defeat to the Yankees. Trevor Story (.271, 47 Rs, 19 HRs, 50 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 2 with four runs, one home run, and one RBI. Estrada went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 4-2 defeat to the Diamondbacks in his last outing. Josh Donaldson (.288, 62 Rs, 17 HRs, 47 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Blue Jays, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The Blue Jays are a -130 favorite for this interleague matchup with a total of 12.
Pick - Tor
When leading after seven innings, Toronto is 14-18, while Colorado is 15-21.
The Blue Jays managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Rockies who are heading in with a 15-13 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 31-8. The Rockies have a 28-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking ninth, Toronto sits in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 358 this season. Colorado ranks in the top five at second with 397.
Ranking ninth, Toronto is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.761). Colorado ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .810.
The Blue Jays are 24-26 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Rockies are 16-32 when they allow at least one homer.