Series Preview: Blue Jays Keep Clubbin’…Orioles are Next
Jun 14, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcherMarco Estrada
(25) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Game 1: Mike Wright (2-2, 4.13 ERA) vs Marco Estrada (4-3, 4.24 ERA)
I guess with all that is happening surrounding the Blue Jays ballpark little things like Mike Wright fall through the cracks. I am sure the most astute listener or reader of JaysJournal.com would know who this guy is: In May he had three starts totaling 19 innings and he gave up just 3 earned runs. Impressive. Not impressive? 2 June starts giving up 10 runs in only 9 combined innings. So which Wright are the Blue Jays going to see? It might not matter the way the offense is going buuuut the Jays sometimes have a propensity to lay an egg against rookie pitchers they haven’t seen so tread lightly on this one.
Marco Estrada is getting things done. He has pitched ok in the Daniel Norris‘ spot in the rotation…well save for his last start which was well below average as he gave up five earned in five innings…getting the win thanks to the bats. I am sure those words have been used before for some of our starters and it won’t be the last time I am sure especially with guys like Estrada and Scott Copeland occupying the back-end of the rotation. With a 14.21 ERA with runners in scoring position it is easy to see where Estrada is lacking. The difference between average and above average is little things like that. So here we sit with average Marco.