Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot against Miami Marlins

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Jun 5, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) pitches in first inning against Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3:  Wednesday, June 10th  –  7:07 ET

The series finale will be a treat on the mound as Toronto will start Aaron Sanchez, who is finally putting his electric talents together.  Sanchez seems to have found a level of confidence in his sinker, which is nothing short of poetic, and success has followed.

Sanchez has lasted 6.0 innings or more in each of his past four starts, allowing no more than three earned runs in those outings.  His most recent start against the Houston Astros was his best to date, where he allowed one earned over 8.0 innings, striking out three and walking none.  The Sanchize was creating outs without needing 6-8 pitches per batter, which is critical for him.

The Blue Jays will face the right-handed Tom Koehler on Wednesday, who has been off to a strong start himself.  Koehler sits at 4-3 with a 3.72 ERA currently, and outside of a dud against the New York Mets on May 30th, he’s been extremely strong over the past month.

Patience will be the name of the game with Koehler, as he’s issued four walks in three of his past six starts.  He’ll hover around 92-94 MPH with his fastball then offers a slider and quality curveball later in counts.

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