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

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Apr 19, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder

Dalton Pompey

(45) is unable to catch a ball during first inning in a game against the Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Series Prediction

This is going to be a tough go of it for the Blue Jays. Toronto took the first series between the two teams, April 10-12 in Baltimore but did so on the back of their bats, outscoring the Orioles 23-19 in the series. Since returning to Rogers Centre, those bats have quieted down a bit, so the offense is going to need to return.

Having 2 of the 3 games started by struggling youngsters against a team that can flat out hit is going to be tough. If Sanchez and Hutchison can regain their form and are mechanically sound then this could be a great series for the Blue Jays to vault themselves back into contention for the AL East lead. This, along with the resurgent bats of the previously mentioned Joey Bats, EE and the tough guy Russ Martin should help ease the concerns going through Blue Jays land right now…but until then it looks like the Orioles may just build on their lead a bit and take 2 of 3 from the Blue Jays.

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