Game 50: Orioles at Blue Jays

A bit beat down, so no line-ups today. Should be an interesting pitching match-up between young starters, with Chris Tillman making his first start of 2010 for the O’s against lefty Brett Cecil of the Jays.

Cecil:

K/9 BB/9 HR/9 GB rate FIP^ xFIP^ WAR^
7.1 2.6 0.9 39.5% 3.62 4.18 0.8

His stuff^:

Cecil isn’t overpowering, but he’s going to show a variety of pitches and has some quality off-speed offerings. The whole throwing strikes and changing speeds thing works pretty well.

Tillman (Triple-A):

K/9 BB/9 HR/9 GB rate FIP xFIP WAR
7.3 1.9 0.6 35% 3.22

We’ll see what kind of adjustments Tillman made from last year, but I’m excited to see him again.