The Orioles and Blue Jays have announced their starting pitchers for Tuesday’s Wild Card game. The visiting O’s will go with Chris Tillman while the Jays will send Marcus Stroman out to the hill, per each team‘s Twitter. That game will start at 8 PM EDT and will be broadcast on TBS and Sportsnet.
Though a tad inconsistent, Tillman finished the 2016 campaign with solid numbers. The 28-year-old posted a 3.77 ERA with a 140/66 K/BB ratio in 172 innings. He reached the sixth inning in 17 of 30 starts and yielded two or fewer runs in 18 of 30.
Stroman, 25, was able to pitch a full year after making only four starts last season due to a knee injury. He compiled a 4.37 ERA with a 166/54 K/BB ratio over 204 innings. Compared to Tillman, Stroman went deeper into games more often, reaching the sixth inning in 22 of 32 starts but yielded two or fewer runs in 15 of 32.
Tillman has two postseason starts in his career while Stroman has three under his belt.
NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.