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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marco Estrada yielded four runs (two earned) in 2 1/3 innings, suffering a loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Estrada flirted with a perfect game in his previous outing, so he really stunk by comparison. The right-hander was hurt by a Devon Travis error on leadoff hitter Mookie Betts' grounder, which helped lead to two runs scoring. But Estrada also walked four and allowed three hits while striking out only one batter. He'll try for better results next time when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit. He now has a 3.58 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 64/27 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings. Jun 30 - 10:21 PM

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Marco Estrada flirted with a no-hitter for the second straight start Wednesday, ending the day with 10 strikeouts over 8 2/3 frames of shutout ball in a 1-0 extra-innings win over the Rays.

Estrada actually had a perfect game through one out in the eighth after Josh Donaldson made an incredible diving catch into the stands. Donaldson nearly made another great play on the next better when Logan Forsythe tapped one down the third-base line, but Forsythe was able to beat out the infield hit to break up the perfecto. Estrada was yanked after allowing a two-out double in the ninth. The righty's 129 pitches were a high for anyone in baseball this season, and that's after he threw 118 the previous time out. The workload could lead to Estrada not being as sharp next week against the Red Sox, but it's hard to bet against him given how hot he is.
Jun 24 - 4:26 PM

Marco Estrada carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Friday's victory over the Blue Jays before surrendering a bloop single to pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes.

Estrada allowed just the one hit while walking four and striking out six over seven-plus masterful innings. Unfortunately for him, an elevated pitch count led to his departure after the Paredes single, and the Jays bullpen allowed that runner to score. After failing to win a ballgame in the month of May, Estrada has won each of his four starts in June. He'll look to extend that winning streak on Wednesday when he does battle against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Jun 19 - 10:43 PM

Marco Estrada allowed five runs over five innings in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays spotted Estrada a 10-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. Estrada proceeded to give up five runs to the Sox in that frame, a disappointing response in a situation where he could have put his foot on the opposition's throat. Overall, he struck out three and walked three. Estrada had put together three straight quality starts, but Sunday's was not that. He'll take a 4.24 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 47/19 K/BB ratio (57 1/3 innings) into his next outing, a home contest with the Orioles.
Jun 14 - 4:55 PM

Marco Estrada earned a win, allowing three runs in seven innings, as the Blue Jays trampled the Marlins 11-3 on Monday.

Two of the three runs came in the fourth inning on a Giancarlo Stanton home run. The other came in on Marcell Ozuna's RBI single in the sixth. Estrada gave up seven hits overall while walking none and striking out six. The right-hander has delivered quality starts in three consecutive outings, lowering his ERA to 3.78 in the process. He also carries a 1.20 WHIP and a 44/16 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings. Estrada can be prone to the home run -- he led the league with 29 allowed last season -- but is a decent streaming option for those in need of pitching help. He'll take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park in his next start.
Jun 8 - 10:07 PM

Marco Estrada allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings of work Tuesday as the Blue Jays beat the Nationals.

Estrada had a tough task with opposing starter Max Scherzer on the hill as well, but he held the Nationals to six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Both earned runs scored in the fourth inning. The unearned run was Estrada's fault as he made a throwing error in the fifth. Over six starts, he has a 4.67 ERA and a 27/11 K/BB ratio spanning 34 2/3 innings. Estrada will take on the Marlins in a home start next.
Jun 2 - 10:27 PM

Marco Estrada gave up three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision as the Blue Jays lost in 10 innings on Wednesday.

Estrada fell behind in the third inning when Jose Abreu brought in two runs with a double. The third run came in the sixth on a J.B. Shuck single. He allowed eight hits in total while walking none and striking out two. Estrada has been mediocre since moving into the rotation in early May, sporting a 5.02 ERA and a 22/9 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings as a starter. He'll look for better results in his next start, which comes on the road against the Nationals.
May 27 - 4:24 PM

Marco Estrada was charged with four runs in seven innings in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

It was his longest outing of the season. Estrada gave up a solo shot to Nelson Cruz, but the big blow was a three-run inning in the fourth. He walked three and struck out five in the loss and now owns a 3.90 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings over four starts and six relief appearances this season. He lines up for a start against the
May 22 - 10:15 PM

Marco Estrada struck out eight and allowed two runs in five innings during Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Estrada allowed just three hits, one of which left the ballpark, as Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to account for both runs on Estrada's line. In addition to the eight strikeouts, Estrada also walked four, which explains why he had already thrown 99 pitches through five innings. Pitching in place of the demoted Daniel Norris, Estrada holds a 3.55 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 26/11 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. In the right match-up, he makes for a decent streaming option. He takes on the Angels at home in his next start.
May 16 - 10:21 PM

Marco Estrada yielded three runs in five innings, taking the loss on Monday against the Orioles.

The Orioles jumped on Estrada early, as Manny Machado hit a solo home run and Chris Davis blasted a two-run shot in the first inning. Estrada settled down from there, though, blanking the O's over his final four innings. He gave up five hits in total while walking two and striking out four. Filling in for the injured Daniel Norris, Estrada has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and an 18/7 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. The next time he takes the mound, he'll be in Houston to face the Astros.
May 11 - 10:02 PM

Marco Estrada, making his first start of the season, was hit around by the Yankees in a loss on Tuesday as he allowed five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Estrada had been used out of the bullpen but moved into the starting rotation when Daniel Norris went down with an injury. The right-hander allowed eight hits -- including a two-run home run to Mark Teixeira -- while striking out three and allowing no walks. Estrada isn't a bad streaming option. He doesn't carry a platoon split but he does have a propensity to allow home runs, so choose your match-ups wisely. He'll face the Orioles in Baltimore next.
May 5 - 10:34 PM

Marco Estrada will take Daniel Norris' spot in the Blue Jays' rotation.

Norris was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Estrada has been great out of the bullpen with the Jays with a 0.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts over 10 2/3 innings. He's not a bad option as a back-of-the-rotation starter, but his proclivity to the home run ball isn't an ideal fit at Rogers Centre.
May 1 - 3:31 PM

Marco Estrada was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Sunday due to a tweaked ankle.

It doesn't appear to be terribly serious -- instead of Sunday, Estrada is now scheduled to pitch Tuesday or Wednesday. Robert Osuna started for the Jays in place of Estrada Sunday.
Mar 22 - 9:28 AM

Marco Estrada pitched three scoreless innings Sunday in his start against the Braves.

That's a lot better than last time out, when he gave up seven runs in two-thirds of an inning. Even with Marcos Stroman down, it appears the Jays would prefer to have Estrada open up in middle relief. Still, that will hinge on the performances of Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris.
Mar 15 - 5:13 PM

Marco Estrada gave up seven runs on seven hits in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Rays.

That's just not very good. The Jays' plan seemed to be for Estrada to open the year in middle relief, but he's more likely to be needed as a starter now with Marcos Stroman done for the year. The home run hitters of the AL East are probably licking their chops.
Mar 12 - 5:51 PM

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2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
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CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
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S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
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7Marcus Stroman
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