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Marco Estrada | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 6 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Estrada was dominant on Sunday in Baltimore, holding the Orioles to one run while striking out 12 batters in the Blue Jays' 3-1 victory.
The one run he gave up came on a solo shot by Adam Jones in the bottom of the fourth inning. Estrada yielded just five hits in all and issued only one walk. He stands 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 70/16 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings (10 starts) this season. Next up is a start at home versus the Rangers. May 21 - 4:24 PM

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Marco Estrada allowed five earned runs over six innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Braves.

Estrada walked none and struck out five in the outing, but he surrendered two runs in the first inning on a Matt Kemp single, one run in the fourth inning on a base hit by Jace Peterson, and then the right-hander served up a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the top of the fifth. Atlanta went on to win the game 9-5. Estrada will carry a 3.60 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Orioles.
May 16 - 7:21 PM

Marco Estrada struck out eight Mariners while allowing two runs over six innings in a win Thursday.

Things were a little precarious early, as Estrada served up a two-run home run to Nelson Cruz in the first inning, but he settled down to hold the M's off the board for the rest of his time. It was the third time in eight starts this year that the right-hander has struck out eight or more, and he's now got 53 strikeouts through 49 innings of work. Overall, Estrada is 2-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. An interleague date with the struggling Braves is on tap for Tuesday.
May 11 - 10:14 PM

Marco Estrada was charged with a loss after surrendering five runs in six innings to the Rays on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out seven in the losing effort. Most of the damage came on a pair of two-run homers hit by Logan Morrison and Colby Rasmus. It was a rare clunker for Estrada, who saw his ERA rise from 2.43 to 3.14 with the bad game. He has 45 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 43 innings spread over seven starts. He will climb the hill to face the Mariners on Thursday.
May 6 - 7:58 PM

Marco Estrada delivered seven innings of one-run ball Monday in the Blue Jays' 7-1 win over the Yankees.

Estrada scattered seven hits over those seven frames, walking none and striking out five. The one run he gave up came on an RBI single from hot-hitting Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in the bottom of the fourth. Estrada boasts an ace-like 2.43 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts through 37 innings (six starts) this season. His next start is at Tampa Bay.
May 1 - 10:31 PM

Marco Estrada struck out nine while limiting the Cardinals to two runs over six innings on Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 6-5 extra-innings victory.

Estrada pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth inning, and that was the last time the Cards mounted anything against him. The right-hander permitted six hits and one walk on the night and was in line for his first win of the season before the Toronto bullpen coughed up the lead. Estrada will bring a 2.70 ERA into Sunday’s matchup versus the Rays.
Apr 26 - 12:30 AM

Marco Estrada blanked the Red Sox for six innings and struck out seven on Thursday.

Estrada has a 2.63 ERA after four starts, but he's still looking for his first victory. He's probably used to it at this point; even last season, when Toronto had a better offense, he settled for a 9-9 record to go along with his 3.48 ERA.
Apr 20 - 3:56 PM

Marco Estrada was dominant but had to settle for a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, scattering four hits over seven shutout innings of work.

Estrada racked up eight strikeouts on the impressive afternoon while walking three. The Jays didn't scratch out a run for him until the bottom half of the seventh inning, which would have held up had Roberto Osuna not surrendered a run in the ninth. It was a nice rebound from a disastrous first two starts and Estrada now sports a respectable 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the young season. He'll look to replicate this fine outing when he does battle against the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday.
Apr 15 - 3:55 PM

Marco Estrada was hit hard in a losing effort against the Rays on Sunday, surrendering five runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

Estrada punched out five while walking two on the day. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Corey Dickerson and Jesus Sucre launching solo homers and Steven Souza delivering a three-run blast. Estrada will look to improve upon a 5.73 ERA and 1.45 WHIP when he does battle against the Orioles at home on Saturday.
Apr 9 - 4:11 PM

Marco Estrada held the Orioles to two earned runs over six innings Monday in the Blue Jays' loss.

Estrada did his part, but he left the game with the score tied 2-2 and veteran reliever Jason Grilli served up a walkoff home run to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the 11th. Estrada struck out four, walked two, and gave up five hits. He'll get the Rays this weekend in his second start of the 2017 regular season.
Apr 3 - 6:53 PM

Marco Estrada whiffed five but permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks over four frames against the Phillies on Tuesday.

It wasn't the sharpest final tune-up before Estrada takes the ball on Opening Day, but it wasn't exactly alarming, either. The right-hander concludes spring training with a 4.76 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 13/5 K/BB ratio over 17 innings. He'll face the Orioles on the road next Monday.
Mar 28 - 11:30 PM

Sportsnet's Arash Madani reports that Marco Estrada is expected to be the Blue Jays' Opening Day starter.

He'll be followed by J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and Aaron Sanchez. Estrada has earned the Opening Day assignment after putting up a 3.30 ERA across 63 appearances -- 57 starts -- for the Blue Jays over the last two seasons.
Mar 24 - 1:19 PM

Marco Estrada limited the Tigers to one run over five innings and struck out five in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win Wednesday.

Estrada, who opted to stay with the Jays rather than pitch for Mexico in the WBC, has a 3.46 ERA through 13 innings this spring. He remains interesting as a fifth or sixth starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 22 - 4:25 PM

Marco Estrada gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in his 2 1/3 inning start versus the Phillies on Saturday.

Estrada has been battling a sore back and skipped an opportunity to pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. If healthy he is likely to be the Blue Jays' Opening Day starter. He made 29 starts last season, registering a 9-9 record and 3.48 ERA in 176 innings.
Mar 11 - 5:18 PM

Marco Estrada said that due to a back injury, he is unlikely to play for Team Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Estrada did leave the door open for potentially joining Team Mexico in the second round, depending on how his back is feeling. He was hampered by a herniated disc over the summer. While he might not want to push the injury in exhibition play, the 23-year-old right-hander should be ready to roll for spring training and Opening Day barring a setback.
Jan 4 - 4:33 PM

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