Blue Jays Series Preview: Twin Killing Would do Just Fine

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May 25, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher

Ricky Nolasco

(47) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Nolasco was a consideration for the Blue Jays just a couple of years ago. in 2013 he had an ERA under 4 and seemed on the verge of putting it together to become a great mid-rotation starter….then he signed with the Twins. An ERA of 5.38 last season was hoped to be just a blip. His ERA of 5.12 in 2015 is showing that this blip is a little more than a blip. He is turning into that type of pitcher who does so well in the senior circuit but short circuits in the junior circuit. He can’t handle a potent 1 through 9 type of line up….at least that is what he has shown so far. His BAA against is .315 and with RISP his ERA is 13.5o. These are the numbers of a guy on the verge of getting bullpenned rather than kept in the rotation. There is no silver lining here. He just isn’t very good.