Gaudin debuts for Blue Jays

Gaudin debuts for Blue Jays

Chad Gaudin makes his Blue Jays debut Tuesday night in Seattle as the Jays take on the Mariners in the second game of a three-game series. The right-hander has a 4.25 ERA in 41 Major League appearances, all with Tampa Bay. He will be making his eighth big league start and second versus the Mariners.

Gaudin has no record and a 6.23 ERA in two career appearances against Seattle, both coming in 2003.

The 22-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday after posting a 3-2 record with a 2.48 ERA and one shutout in 10 starts with the SkyChiefs.

Toronto opened its longest road trip of the season -- a 13-game trip to Seattle, Oakland, Chicago and Houston -- Monday night with a 4-3 loss to the Mariners and has now lost eight of its last 10 games away from Rogers Centre to drop to 13-12 on the road this season.

Pitching matchup:
SEA: RHP Ryan Franklin
• 2-6, 4.45 ERA in 2005
• 0-0, 10.80 ERA vs. TOR in 2004

TOR: RHP Chad Gaudin
• 2005 debut
• Did not face SEA in 2004

Players to watch
The Toronto bullpen has not allowed a run in 17 innings of work after Vinnie Chulk and Jason Frasor combined to work 3 1/3 scoreless innings Monday night.

"Sometimes, this pitching stuff's pretty tough, I guess." -- Ted Lilly, who picked up the loss Monday

On the Internet
Gameday Audio
• Gameday
• Official game notes

On television:

On radio:
SEA: KOMO 1000, KBRO 1490 (Español)
TOR: FAN 590

Quick hits
Toronto pitchers' scoreless streak was snapped at 16 2/3 innings when Lilly allowed a run in the bottom of the fourth Monday night. ... Six of Reed Johnson's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases. ... Aaron Hill was held hitless Monday for just the second time in his first 10 Major League games. ... The Blue Jays were 7-2 against the Mariners last year, including winning two of three games at Safeco Field.

On deck
• Wednesday: at Mariners, 10:05 p.m. ET
• Thursday: at Athletics, 10:05 p.m. ET
• Friday: at Athletics, 10:05 p.m. ET

Chris Hester is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.