Toronto Blue Jays hunting 12th straight win versus Mets

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Jun 12, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game at against the Toronto Blue Jays Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3:  Wednesday, June 17th  –  7:07 (Rogers Centre)

The teams return to the Rogers Centre for the final two games of the series, which is likely welcome news to game three starter Drew Hutchison.  Stretching back to early May, Hutchison seemed to be progressing through his struggles and emerging as a dependable starting option for the Blue Jays.  That all fell apart in his last outing, though, as he allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over just 2.1 innings pitched.

Jon Niese will be on the mound for the Mets and is coming off back-to-back quality starts that put an end to some serious struggles.  Niese now sits with a 3-6 record accompanied by a 4.24 ERA, but his 1.49 WHIP best shows that the Blue Jays likely won’t be overpowered in this matchup.

Niese will offer a downswing in velocity from the first two games with a fastball that rests just below 90 MPH.  He adds cutting and sinking action throughout the game, and will turn to a curveball and changeup without much hesitation throughout the count.

Next: Game 4: Dickey closes out the series