Chris Tillman and Marcus Stroman will face off in the AL Wild Card game
The Orioles and Blue Jays have announced their starting pitchers for Tuesday’s Wild Card game. The visiting O’s will go with Chris Tillman while the Jays will send Marcus Stroman out to the hill, per each team‘s Twitter. That game will start at 8 PM EDT and will be broadcast on TBS and Sportsnet.
Though a tad inconsistent, Tillman finished the 2016 campaign with solid numbers. The 28-year-old posted a 3.77 ERA with a 140/66 K/BB ratio in 172 innings. He reached the sixth inning in 17 of 30 starts and yielded two or fewer runs in 18 of 30.
Stroman, 25, was able to pitch a full year after making only four starts last season due to a knee injury. He compiled a 4.37 ERA with a 166/54 K/BB ratio over 204 innings. Compared to Tillman, Stroman went deeper into games more often, reaching the sixth inning in 22 of 32 starts but yielded two or fewer runs in 15 of 32.
Tillman has two postseason starts in his career while Stroman has three under his belt.