Series Preview: Blue Jays Look to Ground Astros

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May 31, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) pitches in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Brett Olberholtzer (0-0, 3.24 ERA) vs Drew Hutchison (4-1, 5.26 ERA)

Olberholtzer is hoping to give the bottom end of the rotation a shot in the arm after missing the season with a blister problem. 2013 was a great beginning for him but 2014 was just ok as he gave up a copious amount of hits (170 in 143.1 innings). If he can even find a happy medium between his first two seasons he will definitely give the Astros a shot in the arm slot. So far….still waiting for that shot (.364 BAA and 1.93 WHIP).

Hutch has been up and down and up and down. There are instances where he dominates…like the 4-hit complete game 8 strikeout shutout against the White Sox two starts ago. There are instances where he is middling to ineffective like his start against the Twins. He is learning in the majors much like Sanchez has been doing and the upside is great. If he can keep himself in control and stop giving up the big hits he will be great behind Sanchez and Marcus Stroman (and Jeff Hoffman?).