Blue Jays Series Preview: Time to Knockout the Orioles

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May 8, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher

Aaron Sanchez

(41) pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Aaron Sanchez (3-2, 3.62 ERA) vs Miguel Gonzalez (3-2, 3.57 ERA)

Sanchez gave up a fat load of zeroes his last start and seems to be slowly progressing in the right direction. It cannot be understated the amount of walks Sanchez is giving up…it’s an alarming rate (25:24 K:BB ratio). That is not the signs of a kid who has it figured out yet. Sanchez does give them a chance to win each time out and I guess as long as the walks don’t hurt you then they are justifiable and  mere part of the ritual.

Miguel Gonzalez has been getting slightly worse from start to start. Before his last game against Yankees he had not given up more than 4 runs in any of his starts and his K:BB is about 2:1. He is nothing out of the ordinary and yet in his career his ERA has never been north of four. Seems like he is going to keep that streak going.

Next: How will this series play out?