Blue Jays vs. Pirates: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Blue Jays vs. Pirates: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Toronto Blue Jays (18-14), led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., visit Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-12) at 6:35 PM ET on Friday in a series opener.

The article below will provide you with everything you need to know to watch Toronto take on Pittsburgh.

When is Blue Jays vs. Pirates and when does it start?

This matchup between the Blue Jays and Pirates is set to start on Friday, May 5, 2023. You can expect the opening pitch at 6:35 PM ET.

Where to watch Blue Jays vs. Pirates

The Blue Jays and Pirates will take to the field at PNC Park for this matchup on May 5, and if you would like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on SportsNet PT.

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Blue Jays Stats, Odds & Insights

The Blue Jays have been favored on the moneyline 23 total times this season. They’ve gone 13-10 in those games.

Toronto is 13th in MLB action with 36 total home runs.

The Blue Jays’ .406 slugging percentage ranks 14th in MLB.

Toronto has a 4.36 team ERA that ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Pitchers for the Blue Jays combine for the 13th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.281).

Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Pirates have won 13 out of the 24 games, or 54.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Pittsburgh has hit 35 homers this season, which ranks 15th in the majors.

The Pirates rank seventh in the majors with a .434 team slugging percentage.

Pittsburgh has pitched to a 3.64 ERA this season, which ranks ninth in baseball.

Pirates pitchers have a 1.315 WHIP this season, 15th in the majors.

Blue Jays Starter Recent Performance: Chris Bassitt

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Mariners Apr. 30 5.0 2 4 4 7 4
vs. White Sox Apr. 24 6.1 3 2 2 4 3
at Astros Apr. 18 6.1 3 0 0 5 1
vs. Tigers Apr. 13 6.0 4 2 2 7 3
at Angels Apr. 7 6.0 2 3 2 5 5

Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Rich Hill

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Nationals Apr. 29 6.1 8 3 2 5 0
vs. Reds Apr. 22 5.0 6 1 1 7 3
at Rockies Apr. 17 6.0 6 1 1 7 2
vs. Astros Apr. 12 6.0 5 2 2 0 2
vs. White Sox Apr. 7 4.0 8 7 7 1 0

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Chris Bassitt (3-2) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 5.18 ERA in 33 2/3 innings pitched, with 28 strikeouts.

The right-hander’s last time out was on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, when he tossed five innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing two hits.

The 34-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.18, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents have a .200 batting average against him.

Guerrero is batting .320 this season with a team-high seven home runs.

Bo Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 22.

Matt Chapman’s batting average of .351 leads all Toronto hitters this season.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

Rich Hill (3-2) will take the mound for the Pirates, his seventh start of the season.

The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed eight hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Washington Nationals.

The 43-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 4.45, a 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.392.

Reynolds leads the Pirates in runs batted in (23) and has a team-high batting average of .325.

Carlos Santana is hitting .278 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 14 walks.

Andrew McCutchen paces the Pirates with six home runs.

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Author: Sam Russell

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