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    it?s Wei-Yin Chen Day.Chen (5-9 , 4.91 ERA) has been below average overall this year and horrible on the road (1-6, 9.35). But the left-hander has been superb at Marlins Park, where he will pitch Saturday night against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.In Chen?s most recent start, he struck out 10 batters ? his biggest total since May 11, 2016 ? and beat the first-place Atlanta Braves.Article continues below ...?He kind of kept those (Braves hitters) in check,? Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after Chen improved to 4-3 with a 1.86 ERA in 11 home starts this year. ?He made pitches when he needed to, which was big.?Toronto will counter Chen with right-hander Marco Estrada (7-10, 5.18). Estrada, a 35-year-old veteran, is 62-62 with a 4.16 ERA in parts of 11 major-league seasons.Estrada has made 23 starts this year, but his past three appearances were hindered by a lingering back injury. He lasted just two innings in his most recent start, allowing five runs.?He?s good to go,? Jays manager John Gibbons insisted when asked about Estrada starting Saturday.After posting a sterling 2.35 ERA in June Bernie Williams Jersey , Estrada slipped to a 12.46 ERA in two July starts and a 6.15 ERA in five August starts.Perhaps the fact that it is now September will be good news for Estrada and the Blue Jays.The Jays ended August in fine fashion on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak by rallying for a 6-5 win.Miami has lost four games in a row.Toronto trailed at one point 5-0 and entered the ninth inning down 5-1.But Justin Smoak, who did not start as Toronto looked into possibly trading him before the midnight waiver deadline, hit a two-out, two-strike, pinch-grand slam to put the Jays up 6-5.Toronto closer Ken Giles nailed shut his 19th save of the season in the bottom of the inning.After the game, Gibbons reacted to reports that third baseman Josh Donaldson had been traded to the Cleveland Indians.?I haven?t been officially told, but I assume that is accurate. I?m going to miss him,? Gibbons said. ?The city is going to miss him. His teammates are going to miss him. He was a big part of turning the franchise around after a lot of lean years.?I love the guy. We had our battles. But he has a big heart, and he is a special baseball player. ? He is like a race horse. He?s high strung, but he did a lot for us here. I wish him the best.?After reporters left Gibbons? office, it was announced that Toronto also traded outfielder Curtis Granderson to the Milwaukee Brewers.With those sell-offs, it?s fairly obvious the Jays are closing in on their second straight losing season C.C. Sabathia Jersey , disappointing a passionate fan base. The Jays sold 3.2 million tickets last year ? trailing only the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants ? but the results haven?t been there lately.The Jays, for example, have a 4.35 home ERA this year. On the road, they had a 5.48 ERA entering Friday, and that disparity between those two figures is the third largest in the majors.Meanwhile, since July 28, the Marlins lead the National League with a 2.39 ERA. Batters are hitting just .215 against Miami during that span.One of Miami?s biggest standouts this season has been rookie Brian Anderson, who has split time between third base and right field. He went 2-for-3 on Friday with two doubles, two walks and two runs. Both of his doubles started Miami?s only two rallies of the game.Entering this weekend, Anderson led all major-league rookies in games (133), runs (73) , average with runners in scoring position (.383) and on-base percentage (.358). Yesterday, each of the three top-rated games fell far short of their over/unders.Some higher ratings in Colorado and Texas tonight could mean a shot at offensive redemption.A handful of games could experience spotty storms, but the risk of postponements tonight is slim to none.Some arrogant baseball players defied Mother Nature yesterday and I don?t care for that. In the three games with Weather Ratings of 70 or higher, just 13 total runs were scored. The combined over/unders of said games was 31. What the H?Mariners-Rangers Betting Preview: Perfect Recipe for Over/Under ValueRead nowCan that happen for a second consecutive night? Better not ?shown on a scale of 0 to 100. The Weather Rating does not account for potential rainouts; rather, it simply examines all relevant atmospheric conditions (temperature, altitude, wind speed, humidity, and so on) to determine how batted-ball distance will be impacted.Highest Weather RatingsPirates at Rockies: 87Mariners at Rangers: 79Tigers at Angels: 69The Weather Ratings for both Colorado and Texas are around 10 points higher than they were yesterday.The Rockies game once again has a 10.5 total and is attracing the majority of bets on the under. Yesterday, the public was right on the money as the Rockies won, 2-0. Tonight will have some decently strong wind blowing out to left/center throughout the night, so perhaps the bats will come alive.>> Sign up for The Action Network?s daily newsletter to get the smartest conversation delivered into your inbox each morning.Texas has standard weather, with temps in the low 90s and winds blowing in. Some past-the-expiration-date arms in King Felix and Big Sexy will be starting in Arlington Andy Pettitte Jersey , and the total has remained at 11 since opening.The LA weather has taken the third spot away from Kansas City, that has lost its right to post a high Weather Rating after putting up just four total runs yesterday. The Angels are once again expected to be without Mike Trout and the total currently sits at 8/8.5 around the market.Lowest Weather RatingsDodgers at Athletics: 44For a second straight day, just one game has a rating below fiddy. Makes my job a heckuva lot easier if you ask me. Nearly 60% of bettors are on the under with Ricky Hill and Sean Manaea on the bump, but the total has remained at 8 since opening.>> Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds, track your bets and follow all of our experts? picks.RainThere aren?t any overwhelmingly scary storms forecasted for tonight?s slate. However, there is a shot for isolated storms at several games, including:Twins at IndiansReds at MetsYankees at White SoxCubs at RoyalsPirates at RockiesThat?s just summertime in America, baby.

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    What should this warn us about?


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