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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
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Marco Estrada fired off 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball while allowing just three hits in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Estrada played foil to a dominant Max Scherzer (10 strikeouts) in this one. He himself managed a far more modest four strikeouts in the showdown, but unlike Scherzer -- who surrendered a two-run home run to Devon Travis in the fifth inning -- was able to keep the scoreboard free and clear of runs during his time on the mound. He finished up his afternoon's work having thrown 109 pitches (76 strikes). After struggling for much of the early season, Estrada has dropped his ERA from 5.68 to 4.66 over his last three outings. He'll try to keep things moving in the right direction in a road start against the Angels when he next toes the rubber. Jun 16 - 6:44 PM

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Marco Estrada allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out nine in a victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

It makes back-to-back strong starts for Estrada, who was blessed with plenty of run support in this one; even though he didn't need it. He gave up two solo homers, but outside of that he allowed just two other hits, and he kept Baltimore hitters off-balance with his arsenal. Estrada still owns a 5.09 ERA, but we've seen him go on hot streaks before. He's tough to trust as a streaming option for his next start against Washington and Max Scherzer on Saturday, however.
Jun 10 - 4:50 PM

Marco Estrada whiffed six and was charged with just one run over six frames but took a no decision Tuesday in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Yankees.

The outing was arguably Estrada’s best all season and certainly his best over the last month, as he permitted six hits and no walks to go along with his six punchouts. Manager John Gibbons elected to pull Estrada with the Jays up 1-0 after he gave up a single and hit a batter to start off the seventh. Seung Hwan Oh then promptly walked the next batter and served up a grand slam to Miguel Andujar. Still, while it ended poorly, it was an encouraging step forward for the veteran righty. Estrada might be worth streaming Sunday at home versus the Orioles.
Jun 5 - 10:08 PM

Marco Estrada was pulled after giving up four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Estrada has allowed at least four runs in seven of his last nine starts, and he's now 2-6 with a 5.68 ERA overall. The Blue Jays could give some thought to replacing him, but the team's options are limited, especially with Marcus Stroman out, and it's not like he's even been much worse than Aaron Sanchez or Jaime Garcia. At least Estrada does have a history of bouncing back well from prolonged lousy stretches like this.
May 29 - 10:32 PM

Marco Estrada lost after giving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Angels.

That's three straight defeats for Estrada. He shouldn't be at any risk of getting bounced from the Blue Jays' rotation, but he's been a disappointment with his 5.40 ERA to date.
May 24 - 4:39 PM

Marco Estrada logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Athletics, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the evening and didn't walk a batter in what was one of his finest starts of the season. He served up a solo homer to Dustin Fowler in the third inning, then didn't allow another run until the A's broke a 1-1 tie with a pair in the seventh. Estrada will look to further improve upon his 5.15 ERA and 1.38 WHIP when he takes on the Angels on Wednesday.
May 18 - 10:08 PM

Marco Estrada gave up four runs in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

Most of the damage came in the third inning when he surrendered a ground-rule double to Andrew Benintendi that plated Mookie Betts, and followed that by serving up a two-run dinger to Hanley Ramirez. Estrada gave up seven total hits and one walk while fanning five in the loss. He falls to 2-3 with a 5.32 ERA after eight starts. He's surrendered 10 home runs already this year, only Josh Tomlin and Homer Bailey have allowed more.
May 12 - 7:30 PM

Marco Estrada fired six shutout innings but earned a no decision in the Blue Jays 2-1 victory over the Rays on Sunday.

Estrada did have his usual fits of control issues with four walks, but he was able to make the key pitch to get out of the inning, and he struck out three. The six shutout innings lower his ERA to 5.21 on the season. He'll have to throw more strikes on Saturday if he's going to have similar results on Saturday when he and the Blue Jays take on the Red Sox.
May 6 - 4:10 PM

Marco Estrada gave up four runs and two homers in five innings Tuesday against the Twins.

Estrada is up to nine homers surrendered in just 32 innings this year. His velocity has held steady and he's still generating plenty of popups, but when one gives up as many flyballs as he does, some are certain to find the seats. He's 2-2 with a 6.19 ERA.
May 2 - 12:09 AM

Marco Estrada struggled again Thursday, allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Red Sox.

Estrada's big mistake was a three-run, opposite-field home run by J.D. Martinez in the fifth inning, but eight hits and a walk over five innings is often a recipe for trouble. His ERA now sits at 6.00, with a 1.44 WHIP, through five starts. Homers have been an issue throughout, as he's allowed seven in those five outings after yielding 31 in 33 starts last season. His next chance to right the ship will come Tuesday against the Twins.
Apr 26 - 10:34 PM

Marco Estrada was credited with a win despite allowing five runs in five innings against the Yankees on Friday.

All five runs came via the longball -- a two-run shot by Tyler Austin, a two-run shot by Giancarlo Stanton and a solo bomb by Miguel Andujar. Home runs have been Estrada's weakness throughout his career and that doesn't look to be change this year. He's already allowed six dingers in his first four starts. He moves to 2-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 1.36 WHIP.
Apr 20 - 11:06 PM

Marco Estrada let in four runs in four innings to take a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

All four runs came in the fourth frame when the Orioles strong together three hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly. Estrada notched five strikeouts but issued three bases-on-balls in the short outing. He falls to 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA through three starts. He will draw the Royals in his next start on Tuesday.
Apr 11 - 10:38 PM

Marco Estrada fired six innings of one-run ball in an 8-5 win over the Rangers on Friday.

Estrada held the Rangers scoreless until Shin Soo Choo homered in his final inning of work. He fanned seven and walked just one in the victory. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.98 ERA in 33 starts last season while giving up 31 homers in 186 innings. He’s already surrendered three home runs this season. With his fly ball tendencies, it could be a struggle to get his ERA back down under 4.00.
Apr 7 - 12:48 AM

Marco Estrada surrendered three runs in seven innings of work and was not involved in the decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

He gave up just four hits but two of them were longballs off the bat of first baseman Tyler Austin. He issued three walks and whiffed two batters. The game was tied when he left, denying him a win despite the solid outing. The next time he climbs the bump will be Friday at Texas.
Mar 31 - 7:26 PM

Marco Estrada surrendered five earned runs over just 2 2/3 innings Sunday in his final Grapefruit League start against the Pirates.

Estrada issued two walks and yielded five hits, including a solo homer to Francisco Cervelli in the top of the first inning and a two-run shot to Jose Osuna in the top of the third. The veteran right-hander finishes the spring with an uninspiring 4.60 ERA in 15 2/3 innings.
Mar 25 - 3:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
3Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Teoscar Hernandez
2Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Danny Barnes
8Joe Biagini
9Preston Guilmet