Detroit Tigers vs. Blue Jays Series Preview & Prediction

Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase (13) hits a sacrifice fly during a contest with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2022.
Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase (13) hits a sacrifice fly during a contest with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2022. / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Series Preview vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers have started the season 2-7. After a day off from getting swept by the Boston Red Sox, the team headed across the border to visit the friends up north. They're in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays in a three-game matchup.

The Detroit Tigers cannot be pleased with the results to this point; some might even call the start of this season an embarrassment. They have their work cut out once again, as the Blue Jays are 6-4 and looking to compete in the American League East all year.

Without further adieu, let's get into the action and information ahead of the Tigers series with the Blue Jays.

Detroit Tigers vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

Game 1: In tonight's contest, it will be the second start of the season for Matt Manning as the Detroit Tigers kick things off in Toronto. The Blue Jays are sending Alek Manoah to toe the slab in the series opener.

Game 2: The second game of the series will feature Eduardo Rodríguez on the mound for the Tigers. Rodríguez has not had the best start to the season; he will rival Kevin Gausman, who's on the bump for the Blue Jays in the second game of the series.

Game 3: The Detroit Tigers will wrap things up with Toronto on Thursday, giving the ball to Spencer Turnbull, who's looking to bounce back and get back on track after a rough first two starts of the year. On the flip side, the Blue Jays will turn to Chris Bassitt in the series finale.

Where to watch the Detroit Tigers in their series with Toronto.

The Detroit Tigers will be on Bally Sports as usual. Fans can view them on Bally Sports Plus with a subscription or can see them on their local cable provider. Check out the Tigers television affiliate guide for those curious about what channel to tune in to for more information.

How to listen to the upcoming Detroit Tigers games

For fans who may not be able to tune into the television broadcast, the voice of Dan Dickerson will be on the airwaves on 97.1 The Ticket for listeners in the Metro-Detroit area. Beyond that, the Tigers faithful can tune in on the MLB app directly for the 97.1 The Ticket feed or search up 97.1 The Ticket on the Audacy app.

For those looking to see which stations near them carry 97.1 The Ticket, see this media guide for radio station affiliates across the state of Michigan.

Detroit Tigers vs. Blue Jays Prediction

The Detroit Tigers have had a rough go to start the 2023 season. They cannot be happy with the results, even if the hopes are not high. However, the Blue Jays are going to be a tough test. With Manoah on the mound in the series opener, Detroit's offensive output may remain minimal.

Run production could come at a premium during the 2023 season, and the Blue Jays starters will do their best to keep the Tigers' offense at bay. This has proven not to be much of a challenge for the opposition. Frankly, it will be another tough stretch of games for the Tigers, who are still trying to find their footing.

The good news is that Matt Manning gets to make his second start and should give fans something to look forward to watching as he toes the rubber against a formidable Blue Jays lineup. The goal here has to be able to win one. Optimistically, two wins and taking the series win would be great.

But in a more realistic world, coming out on the other side of this series with one win against the Blue Jays is at least a step in the right direction.

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