Blue Jays Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles look to keep Jays grounded

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The Blue Jays, fresh off a series defeat at the hands of the surprising Atlanta Braves, look to right the ship as they play host to the second place Baltimore Orioles (yes it is as painful to type as it is to read). The bats have been chugging along at a reasonable pace (save for the big three of Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin) with Devon Travis (.356 BA, 1.053 OPS) and Josh Donaldson (.314 BA, .917 OPS) leading the way. If the rest of the bats can come alive then we may have the vaunted offense we were expected to have going into the season.

When it comes to the pitching, it has been ok at best. Our bullpen looks great on the Liam Hendriks, Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna side and when Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil get back to their career norms then overall we seem to have  a strong bunch. Mark  Buehrle and R.A. Dickey are doing their thang and keeping us in games but it’s the kids in the rotation that have scuffled. Will Daniel Norris, Aaron Sanchez and Drew Hutchison turn it around quickly?

For the sake of our season it better be soon.