Marco Estrada
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2 months ago

Estrada pitched eight very strong innings, but was still tagged with the loss in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Indians on Friday. He allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada has come through for the Blue Jays time and time again during the postseason over the past two years. He did more of the same on Friday night, but unfortunately for him, one simple mistake overshadowed everything else. Estrada was borderline flawless with the exception of a poorly located changeup in the sixth inning. Francisco Lindor made him pay with a two-run homer to right-center in Cleveland's 2-0 victory. The right-hander became the first Toronto starter to throw a complete game this year and only the second in franchise history to toss one during the postseason. The lack of run support is nothing new to Estrada, who finished the year with just nine wins despite posting a 3.48 ERA over 29 starts. He deserved a much better fate Friday, but with such a small margin for error, one mistake was all it took. Unless the Indians somehow pull off a four-game sweep, Estrada will get to pitch at least once more during the ALCS. The 33-year-old is tentatively scheduled for Game 5 in Toronto on Wednesday.

Marco Estrada
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2 months ago

Manager John Gibbons announced Tuesday that Estrada will start Game 1 of the Blue Jays' ALCS matchup with the Indians, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada was exceptional in a victory over the Rangers in Game 1 of the ALDS, allowing just one earned run over 8.1 innings, so Gibbons decided to use him in the opening game for the second series in a row. The Blue Jays will likely use four starters during the ALCS, which would put Estrada in line to also start a potential Game 5 next week.

Marco Estrada
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2 months ago

Estrada didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Red Sox, giving up only an earned run on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has settled back in over his last three starts after a rough stretch in late August and early September. Estrada has only given up two earned runs over the 19 innings encompassing his last three trips to the mound, while also recording 19 whiffs over that span. He wraps up 2016 with a nine-victory tally that represents the second-highest total in that category over his career.

Marco Estrada
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2 months ago

Estrada (9-9) allowed one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out seven Sunday, but came away with a no-decision in a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Roberto Osuna's blown save kept Estrada from recording his second straight season with double digit wins. It's his second straight quality start though, and he seems to be rounding back into form just in time for a possible playoff run. Estrada will take the mound for the final time during the regular season Friday in what could be a huge game for the Jays in Boston.

Marco Estrada
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2 months ago

Estrada (9-9) threw seven shutout innings and allowed just one hit and three walks with eight strikeouts in Monday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada showed he can still pitch extremely well despite the herniated disc in his back. He only needed 97 pitches to get through seven innings and had a no hitter until Robinson Cano singled to center to lead off the seventh inning. This marks Estrada's first quality start since August 29 against Baltimore, and as the Jays fight for a playoff spot, it couldn't have come at a better time.

Marco Estrada
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3 months ago

Estrada has been pitching with a herniated disk in his back, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had a back-related DL stint in July, but it's worth noting that he's not recovered, he's simply been pitching through a lot of pain and discomfort. This helps explain why he has failed to log more than 5.1 innings in all but one start since coming off the DL. Estrada has a 5.47 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 52.2 innings since being activated from the DL after the All-Star break.

Marco Estrada
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3 months ago

Estrada (8-9) allowed four runs on four hits, struck out seven and walked three over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander wasn't able to get through six frames, and when John Gibbons called upon relief pitcher Matt Dermody, the stranded runner Estrada left on base scored. Two of the other three runs he allowed came on a homer, and the other scored on a single. Estrada is now 8-9 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 146 strikeouts in 157 innings. His next start will be Monday against the Mariners.

Marco Estrada
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3 months ago

Estrada (8-8) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over 2.1 innings in Friday's 13-3 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty seems to be running out of gas as the season winds down, with Friday's outing serving as his fourth loss in his last five decisions. Estrada has surrendered 20 runs (19 earned) over those four appearances, his worst stretch of the season. He totaled a bloated 77 pitches in his relatively short time on the mound Friday, giving up an RBI double to Mookie Betts in the first and a pair of run-scoring singles to Dustin Pedroia and Sandy Leon in the second and third innings, respectively. He'll look to right the ship once again when he takes on the Angels out west next Thursday.

Marco Estrada
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3 months ago

Estrada (8-7) gave up five earned runs on seven hits and two walks over five-plus innings in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Rays. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Cruising along until the sixth inning, Estrada suddenly derailed in what turned out to be a five-run frame for the Rays. After loading the bases by giving up three consecutive singles, the veteran righty allowed Evan Longoria plate Bobby Wilson with another hit, issued a bases-loaded free pass to Brad Miller and then yielded a bases-clearing double to Matt Duffy. The 33-year-old appeared to have righted the ship in his last start against the Orioles, but Saturday's outing represented the third time in his last four starts that he surrendered at least five earned runs. He draws a tough assignment his next trip to the mound as well, which will come against the Red Sox next Friday.

Marco Estrada
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3 months 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.