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

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Apr 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) throws against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Chris Tillman (2-1. 5.52 ERA) vs Drew Hutchison (1-0, 7.20 ERA)

Tillman is one of the holdovers from the days gone by where the Orioles were not much of anything since the playoffs back in the mid-nineties. He has had a slow start (5.52 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, .298 BAA) to the season but when September comes around, rest assured he will be one of the best pitchers on this team. He is a leader and truly committed to being the best he can be. He is pure mid-rotation fodder that will always be in the game no matter who the opponent.

Hutch has been a bit of an enigma. This year is the year he should be striving for consistency. He has the arm for it and he has a full MLB season under his belt after dealing with the dreaded Tommy John surgery. He has to keep the ball in the park (3 HR allowed in 15.0 IP) and attack the hitters more in order to achieve sustained success. Too often, Hutchison finds himself trying to paint corners and working himself into heavy pitch counts early in the game. With his work ethic and struggle for perfection it may be detrimental to him, but he has the pure stuff to be much more. Enjoy the gig and many more.