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Jays Tickets Nearly 15% Below Average For Series Vs Rangers

The Toronto Blue Jays will host the Texas Rangers for three games at the Rogers Centre this weekend. This series will be the last time the the regular season the Rangers will appear on the Blue Jays schedule. The season average for Blue Jays tickets is $94.93 but each game of the series will have an average price below that number on the secondary market. The series as a whole will be 14.9% below the season average.

7/18 – Yu Darvish vs R.A. Dickey | Avg. Price: $73.76 | Get-in Price: $9

The series begins Friday night when R.A. Dickey takes the hill for the Blue Jays against Rangers ace Yu Darvish. The average price for Friday Blue Jays vs Rangers tickets is $73.76, the lowest of the series at 21.2% below season average, with a get-in price of $9. Dickey hasn’t seen much success in Toronto since winning the Cy Young Award in 2012 with the Mets as he enters Friday’s game at 7-9 with a 3.82 ERA. Darvish has impressed through the season’s first half, posting an 8-5 record and 2.97 ERA over 17 starts as the clear bright spot for games on the Texas Rangers schedule thus far.

7/19 – Colby Lewis vs Marcus Stroman | Avg. Price: $86.10 | Get-in Price: $8

The second game of the series will feature Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman against the Rangers’ Colby Lewis. The average price for Saturday Blue Jays vs Rangers tickets is $86.10, the most expensive game of the series but still 9.3% below season average, with a get-in price of $8. Stroman is 4-2 with a 4.05 ERA while Lewis has had a forgettable first half after going 6-6 with a 6.54 ERA.

7/20 – Nick Tepesch vs Mark Buehrle | Avg. Price: $82.57 | Get-in Price: $10

The finale of the series on Sunday will see Blue Jays southpaw Mark Buehrle pitch against the Rangers’ Nick Tepesch. The average price for Sunday Blue Jays vs Rangers tickets is $82.57, 13% below season average, with a get-in price of $10. The All-Star Buehrle had a stellar first half, going 10-6 with a 2.64 ERA and has been a source of consistency on the second place Blue Jays team. Tepesch has struggled for the Rangers after posting a 3-5 record and 4.31 ERA this season. The first 20,000 fans will also be given a Blue Jays tumbler cup upon entrance.

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  • Gary Reid

    I have no understanding of what this article is trying to say. This is a so-called PREMIUM series. Why is the average ticket price any different when we don’t even know yet what the attendance purports to be. Where do these numbers come from and what is the intention of this article, anyway?