Blue Jays vs. Mariners prediction: Take Steven Matz in this spot


The Blue Jays didn’t play in a cornfield, but they did play the bulk of their season in Dunedin, Fla., and Buffalo.

The return to Toronto hasn’t lifted them from their troubling pattern of inconsistency. Every time the Jays look like they’re going to make a run, they don’t. The lineup is there.

The pitching is in place. Are you going to get serious or what? Steven Matz (9-7, 4.28 ERA) pitches in Seattle on Sunday. Matz went through a rough patch but has limited opponents to two runs over his past 10 ²/₃ innings.

Mariners counter with Logan Gilbert (5-3, 4.05) who has surrendered nine runs over his past 16 ²/₃. Play 20 units on the Jays.

Played two sick dogs. Both lay down and played dead. Bosox 16, Orioles 2. Chris Sale was solid in his return but didn’t have to be. George Lopez (seven runs, 3 ¹/₃ innings) was hilarious. The Brewers blanked the Bucs 6-0. Our fate was sealed when the Pirates won the first game of the twinbill. Down -715 clementes.

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