It’s about time to begin the resurrection. To rise from the ashes like a Blue
The Rays finished strong in the first half and find themselves breathing down the neck of the Red Sox. David Price is back in form and the kids (Matt Moore and Chris Archer) are more than holding their own. I expect a dip in their offence but that shouldn’t matter with the pitching they have. The difference between their young guns and our young guns is simple…ours are all rehabbing (Hutchison, Drabek) and theirs, as usual, are pitching well.
Probable Starting Pitchers
Game 1: David Price (3-5, 3.94 ERA) vs Esmil Rogers (3-4, 3.64 ERA)
Game 2: Jeremy Hellickson (8-3, 4.67 ERA) vs Mark Buehrle (5-6, 4.89 ERA)
Game 3: Chris Archer (4-3, 2.96 ERA) vs R.A. Dickey (8-10, 4.69 ERA)
Toronto Blue Jays
I am going to keep this preview simple. No geek stats and whatnot. This is a fresh new beginning. If we all truly believe that this team can win as constructed we are delusional. There is need for pitching and I think we should be targeting Matt Garza. He is only around for this year and shouldn’t cost a ridiculous amount of prospects. Rent-a-pitcher like we did with David Cone, Mike Flanagan, Tom Candiotti and the like. This team should be looked at as starting from 0. Playing 20+ games above .500 is conceivable if not a bit out of reach. It is going to take a lot of faith and hard work. Live up to the pedigrees and we flourish. The thing is can we live up to those lofty expectations? One game at a time. Have fun but don’t goof around. Keep it loose and let the talent shine through. If we don’t sweep this series there is no chance. We need to beat up the East and so far they are kicking our proverbial asses. Time to break the cycle and be the championship hopeful that we are. We need a lot of help but luckily with the unbalanced schedule we can right our wrongs. Let’s hope they find that elusive chemistry and plow through the division.