Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups, July 5th

The Mariners will host the Blue Jays for a three-game series to try and snap their five-series loss streak.
Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners
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Seattle has hit a bit of a rough patch recently. After dropping the series against the Orioles to make it five in a row (Guardians, Marlins, Rays, Twins), Seattle will look to bounce back against a team that's had their own struggles in 2024. The Blue Jays are 39-48 with a -61 run differential. With just a 2.1% chance to make the playoffs, their postseason hopes are likely all but over.

Starting pitchers for tonight's game

  • Luis Castillo (6-9, 3.87 ERA) will take the mound today for the 19th time this season and the 200th time in his career. His June was less than spectacular, pitching to a 5.13 ERA over his past six starts. His only other outing against the Blue Jays this year was similarly rough, conceding nine hits and four earned runs in just five innings of work. On the bright side, Toronto has struggled against four-seam fastballs and sliders, Castillo's main tools, combining for just a .694 against those two pitches.
  • Kevin Gausman (607, 4.75 ERA) will make his 18th start of 2024. After a stellar two years in Toronto, his performance this year has been worth -0.8 rWAR over 91 innings. His June was even worse than Castillo's pitching to a 5.65 ERA over six starts. The Mariners could find success being aggressive on Gausman's four-seam fastball which has a .313 opposing batting average.

Seattle Mariners starting lineup, July 5th

  1. J.P. Crawford - SS
  2. Mitch Garver - DH
  3. Cal Raleigh - C
  4. Julio Rodríguez - CF
  5. Luke Raley - LF
  6. Ty France - 1B
  7. Dominic Canzone - RF
  8. Dylan Moore - 2B
  9. Josh Rojas - 3B

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, July 5th

  1. Spencer Horwitz - 1B
  2. Bo Bichette - SS
  3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - DH
  4. Danny Jansen - C
  5. Daulton Varsho - LF
  6. Davis Schneider - 2B
  7. Addison Barger - RF
  8. Ernie Clement - 3B
  9. Kevin Kiermaier - CF

Where can I stream today's game?

Where can I watch today's game?

  • Mariners' fans can watch today's game on Root Sports Northwest (RSNW)
  • Blue Jays' fans can watch today's game on Sportsnet

Where can I listen to today's game?

  • Mariners' fans can listen to today's game on KIRO 710
  • Blue Jays' fans can watch today's game on SN590

Game notes

  • The Mariners lead MLB in home ERA (2.66), WHIP (0.94), H/9 (6.56), BB/9 (1.89), K/BB (4.88), and opponent batting average (.201).
  • The Mariners are 37-6 when scoring 4+ runs in a game and 11-35 when scoring three or fewer runs. Their .860 winning percentage when scoring 4+ runs is currently the best in MLB and is on pace to be the second-best in history, trailing just the 2001 Mariners (.886, 101-13).
  • Four starters (Logan Gilbert - 14, George Kirby - 11, Luis Castillo - 10, Bryce Miller - 8) have eight or more quality starts this season. Seattle has gone 39-12 when getting a quality start. Logan Gilbert is tied with Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler for the most quality starts in MLB.
  • This year, Andrés Muñoz has a 1.59 ERA and 13 saves over 34 innings pitched. His next save will set a career high, beating his previous best of 13 saves in 2023. He is one of just two AL pitchers with 13+ saves and a <2.00 ERA, joining Emmanuel Clase.
  • Cal Raleigh has 15 home runs, tied with Shea Langeliers (OAK) and Adley Rutschman (BAL) for the most among catchers in MLB. He also leads MLB in catcher caught stealing (18), five more than second-place Carson Kelly (DET).