Blue Jays Series Preview: Jays Looking to Rock the Indians
Apr 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcherR.A. Dickey
(43) fields a chopper hit by Boston Red Sox second basemanDustin Pedroia
(not pictured) during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The East is is taking turns pounding each other into the ground. It seems hitting is all the rage so far and pitching is leaving a lot to be desired…especially on the Blue Jays side. The pitching has been pretty brutal overall and lead the AL in home runs given up with 28. They rank 29th in the majors in team ERA while leading the Majors in runs scored…and that is with Jose Bautista ( .155 BA), Russell Martin (.186 BA) and Edwin Encarnacion (.190 BA) having a very slooooow climb to the forces they are capable of being. The bats can only carry this team so far (thank you sooo very much Devon Travis and Josh Donaldson).
The Indians meanwhile have a woeful record of 7-13 and reside in the basement of the AL Central. As the season began it seemed s if the Indians would take that next step forward and compete for at least a good wild card spot but so far their bats are 13th in the league in batting average and 12th in team ERA. Hell they have Shaun Marcum in the rotation at this point…Yikes! The bullpen has been a real sore spot as they have blown 3 of the 7 save opportunities handed to them. The league is running rampant on Yan Gomes as they lead the league with 23 stolen bases against. Looks like this series could be a helluva hitting display and may give Jays fans a chance to see Devon Travis, Dalton Pompey and the rest run roughshod over the Indians.