Slumping Blue Jays look to end 4-game slide
Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (3-6, 2.74 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 57 strikeouts) Rockies: Jon Gray (4-4, 4.52 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Rockies are 16-12 on their home turf. The Colorado offense has compiled a .264 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the league. Nolan Arenado leads the team with an average of .339.
The Blue Jays are 11-18 on the road. Toronto has hit 68 home runs as a team this season. Justin Smoak leads the club with 11, averaging one every 15.7 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Arenado leads the Rockies with 76 hits and is batting .339. Story has 17 hits and is batting .000 over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 8-2, .341 batting average, 6.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Blue Jays: 2-8, .237 batting average, 6.63 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
Rockies Injuries: Harrison Musgrave: 10-day IL (elbow), Jon Gray: day-to-day (finger), Wade Davis: 10-day IL (oblique), Tyler Anderson: 60-day IL (knee), Charlie Blackmon: 10-day IL (calf).
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 10-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Aaron Sanchez: day-to-day (finger), David Phelps: 60-day IL (elbow), Tim Mayza: 10-day IL (arm), Clay Buchholz: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).