Blue Jays Series Preview: Twin Killing Would do Just Fine
May 23, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Game 1: Mark Buehrle (5-4, 5.13 ERA) vs Trevor May (3-3, 4.95 ERA)
Buehrle is slowly starting to get himself where he is supposed to be. He was giving up hits at an alarming rate to start the season but over the last three starts he has given up less than a hit per inning and his BAA against has dropped for the last five starts…though it is still at a needs-to-be better .312. His walks are higher than usual as well but not to the point of worrisome. Just something that needs to be kept in check. He usually was able to get the big out when needed and that is how he is able to keep his ERA in check. 2015 is a bit different. His ERA with runners on 2nd and 3rd is 33.75! Just at 3rd…20.25. With runners in scoring position….11.88. Here is where the problems lie. Buehrle needs to get the big outs and get them soon or else his season may well doom the Blue Jays.