Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 days ago

Estrada (8-6) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four Orioles in Monday's win.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada entered Monday coming off his two worst outings of the season, but he rebounded by tossing his 16th quality start of the year to beat the Orioles for the second time in 2016. The righty threw 62 percent of his pitches in the zone while inducing 10 swinging strikes and lowering from 3.47 to 3.37. Estrada has now matched last season's strikeout total of 131, and sits just 13 K's away from breaking his career high set back in 2012 when he played for the Brewers.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
7 days ago

Estrada (7-6) surrendered six runs on 10 hits and three walks over five innings Wednesday, striking out four and taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Five of the six runs Estrada allowed came in the first couple innings, beginning with back-to-back home runs from two of the game's best power hitters, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. While he settled down somewhat and made it through five innings, the six earned runs mark a season-high for Estrada. The poor outing also comes on the heels of what was his worst outing of the season before Wednesday, where he allowed three home runs and five earned runs over just four innings. In these past two starts, Estrada's ERA has risen from 2.92 to 3.47. Estrada will look to turn things around Monday in a big game against the division-rival Orioles.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Estrada gave up five runs on three homers among five hits in four innings Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. He struck out two without a walk in a rain-shortened outing.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada's struggles with the long ball continued, as Didi Gregorius tagged him in the first before Gary Sanchez launched another pair. The 33-year-old has now given up at least one homer in eight of his last 11 starts, but has retained some value by pushing his strikeout rate above eight per nine innings for the first time in three years. Rain is to blame for the brevity of this outing, as Estrada should have had plenty left in the tank after throwing just 59 pitches. His next start won't come until next Wednesday against the Angels due to Toronto's pair of days off in the coming week.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Estrada (7-5) pitched five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out six Rays in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada struggled to find his command, throwing just 64 of 113 pitches for strikes while tying his season high for walks. Tuesday marked just the third time this season that the veteran failed to pitch at least six innings. The night was foreshadowed when Logan Forsythe led off the game with a homer, ending Estrada's season-high three-game streak of not allowing a longball. Estrada will look to get back on track Tuesday when he takes on a Yankees team that he's already beaten twice this season.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
4 weeks ago

Estrada (7-4) held the Astros to four hits and a lone run over seven innings while striking out seven in Wednesday's win.

EDGE Analysis

Although Estrada's been very effective on the whole, July was his worst month (4.24 ERA) and he hadn't allowed fewer than two runs in a start since way back on May 30. This sparkling outing on the road in Houston reaffirms his status as one of the game's better starters in 2016 -- he's fifth among all MLB starters in WHIP at 0.99, bettering much bigger names like Chris Sale, Jake Arrieta and Madison Bumgarner.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
1 month ago

Estrada (6-4) gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over six innings in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran fell behind in the first courtesy of a Mark Trumbo two-RBI double, but saw his offense regain the lead for him on the strength of three homers in the home half of the frame. Estrada was fairly solid the rest of the way, inducing 13 swinging strikes over his 99 pitches. He'll shoot for his seventh win when he faces off against the Astros next Wednesday.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
1 month ago

Estrada is now scheduled to start Friday against the Orioles, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays did not immediately provide a reason for their decision to flip Estrada and R.A. Dickey in the rotation, but by pushing Estrada back, they'll buy him an additional two days between starts. Estrada was strong in his first start back from the DL, but he's dealt with the back issue throughout the year, and it seems like something the team may have to manage over the remaining two months of the regular season.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
1 month ago

Estrada (5-4) gave up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander made a solid return from his back injury, giving up only a first-inning fielders choice RBI to Robinson Cano and a fifth-inning run-scoring double to Seth Smith. Estrada was also able to notch 14 swinging strikes, but didn't receive any appreciable run support on a night where Mariners lefty James Paxton consistently stymied the potent Blue Jays lineup. Despite dropping his second straight decision, Estrada's ERA remains a solid 2.94 and his WHIP remains a strong 1.01.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
1 month ago

Estrada (back) was activated from the disabled list and will start Friday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Back soreness cost Estrada a couple turns in the rotation but he's been cleared to toe the rubber Friday opposite James Paxton. The back issue has been something Estrada's had to manage really since spring training, but it's been impossible to tell by the way he's pitched as the 33-year-old is putting together a career year (2.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP). He's been excellent at home this season, posting a 2.44 ERA and .151 BAA in eight starts.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada (back) is on track to be activated from the DL, and make his next start on July 22 against the Mariners, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada is currently on the 15-day DL with soreness in his lower back. The injury was considered relatively minor, but it was enough for Estrada to miss his final start before the All-Star break and then the Midsummer Classic in San Diego. Estrada technically could have been activated from the DL in time for an upcoming two-game series in Arizona. Toronto has decided to not make the move for that interleague series because the club is concerned that Estrada being forced to hit could result in more back problems.