Blue Jays announce Shoemaker, Ryu, Pearson will start vs. Braves

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker speaks about what his teammates are doing to stay safe during COVID-19 and touches on the Blue Jays' postponed series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced their pitching rotation for their upcoming series against the Atlanta Braves.

Matt Shoemaker is slated to pitch on Tuesday, followed by Hyun-Jin Ryu on Wednesday and Nate Pearson on Thursday.

The Blue Jays have not played since last Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. They were scheduled to play the Philladelphia Phillies this weekend but that series was postponed after the Phillies’ most recent opponents, the Miami Marlins, had a COVID-19 outbreak on their team.

Shoemaker was expected to start in at least one of the now-delayed games against the Phillies. He has gone the longest since his last start among Toronto’s rotation. He allowed one run over six innings in the Blue Jays’ 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25.

Ryu (0-1) last pitched on Thursday against the Nationals, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five across 4.1 innings of work.

Pearson made his highly anticipated big-league debut in a 4-0 loss to the Nationals last Wednesday, during which he held the defending champions scoreless over five innings of two-hit ball.

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