When Marco Estrada's changeup is doing its thing, he can bring some of baseball's most seasoned hitters to their knees.
However, the New York Yankees rookie left-handed pitcher followed up one of his worst outings with one of his best on Saturday in Toronto - and got back in the win column.
PLAYER OF THE GAME#BlueJays split the series with the Yankees with a big 3-2 win today.
It was 7-0 by the fourth inning and the air of anticipation surrounding the series lost some of its punch.
Stroman will be facing the Yankees for the second time this season. (The changeup) might be one of the easiest pitches to hit when it's not down.
The Yankees have hit 84 home runs this season, tied for second-most in Major League Baseball. Jays manager John Gibbons then pulled the lefty for RHP Danny Barnes.
X-rays were negative. "I thought I broke sit", Travis said.
The Yankees slugger walked to the plate with two out and a runner on second, after Aaron Hicks dropped a soft-hit flare into right, which carried a hit probability of nine per cent but still went for a double.
Mesoraco completed the Reds' comeback from a 2-0 ninth-inning deficit with his first career walkoff homer, sending the Braves to their third straight loss and fifth in the last six games. Entering Thursday's contest, he had just four this season, but that changed in a hurry. He served up both Sanchez homers. He has a home run and four RBIs - all from a grand slam in the 17-2 victory over Cincinnati on Monday - during that span. However, Liriano managed to get out the next three batters and strand Gardner at third.
A Tigers 10, White Sox 1: Jordan Zimmermann tossed six solid innings as Detroit used four home runs to overpower visiting Chicago. The blast snapped Liriano's stretch of 18 scoreless innings against the Yankees, a streak that dated to 2012.
"I've been pitching pretty well for these guys. You don't want to have a losing road trip". Physically, I fell good. If he can get all three secondary pitches working, add them to his strong fastball and throw any pitch in any count as has been his wont, Biagini's ceiling as a starting pitcher will only continue to rise.
At some point, the Jays divisional record might have some significance and there's still time to salvage this four-game set.
"If we get him hot, this lineup is going to be tough to deal with", Sabathia said. "You don't really worry about it".
The Blue Jays are a losing team, but they may not be for long. The 15 hits aren't even their season high against that Jays. NY has collected 10 or more hits 23 times this season. The Jays now seem poised to go on a run. Kendrys Morales walks. Justin Smoak homers to right field.
Toronto's best scoring chance came in the bottom of the third inning when Luke Maile and Kevin Pillar reached on base hits with nobody out.
The Blue Jays attacked early with three runs in the first inning. That proved to be enough for the right-hander, who is trying to earn the No. 5 spot in the rotation. There are a couple adjustments that I need to make. But that sequence still played an important part in setting the stage for Biagini's next matchup with Judge in the third.
Pillar said he believes that already the attention drawn to the regrettable incident in Atlanta is rubbing off on his teammates in a positive way.
Maybe Judge was able to think along with the Blue Jays battery, or maybe he's just this good.
"Well, I'm not planning on resigning", said Biagini, getting a laugh as he often does.