Blue Jays Get Bad News With Ross Stripling Injury Update
With less than two months to go in the MLB regular season, the pennant and division races are truly beginning to shape up. That makes it do-or-die time for the Toronto Blue Jays, who sit 7.5 games back in the AL East.
Toronto went close to all-in at the MLB Trade Deadline in July and have their eyes set on one of the AL Wild Card spots (trailing 2.5 games). With that in mind, the full health of their starting rotation is vital down the stretch.
Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, Ross Stripling suffered an oblique strain on Tuesday and it looks like he'll be headed to the 10-day injured list.
Ross Stripling Injury Update
While Stripling's trip to the IL isn't yet confirmed, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo didn't offer much optimism following the game. "I don't want to speculate... but he's not gonna make his next start that's for sure."
Luckily, the Blue Jays have Steven Matz ready and waiting to assume the No. 5 spot in the rotation with Stripling potential absence. Their trio of starters at the top of the rotation in Robbie Ray, Hyun Jin Ryu and Jose Berrios are a force, pitching to a combined 3.25 ERA across 66 starts in 2021.
However, pitching depth is key down the last stretch of any baseball season. For now, the Blue Jays own +800 odds to win the AL East, according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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