Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will meet in the American League Wild Card Game.
And besides, the O's just took two of three in Toronto a week ago.
GM Ross Atkins announced the team's decision Monday afternoon: Ross Atkins announces Marcus Stroman will start the Wild Card Game #BlueJays#Orioles Stroman had a 4.37 ERA (97 ERA+) in 204 innings this year while Liriano had a 4.69 ERA (90 ERA+) in 163 total innings between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Blue Jays, though the decision was much more complicated than simply comparing ERAs.
In the Blue jays and Orioles, the AL Wild Card Game will feature two of the least aggressive stolen base teams in baseball this season.
Brad Brach and the now healthy O'Day will be counted on to bridge the gap between Tillman and Britton, and with those two coming off back-to-back off-days -- neither pitched in Sunday's game -- I expect Showalter to use both for more than a full inning as well.