Series Preview: Blue Jays looking for to beat up the lone Rangers

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Jun 16, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez (21) delivers to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2, 2.727 ERA) vs TBD

Gonzalez’ parents along with the rest of the baseball world are starting to get really excited about this young man. He is a ground ball type pitcher who gets outs through contact as opposed to the strikeout. His BAA against so far is .203 and his WHIP is 1.09. He has spent only 2 years before the 2015 season in the minors and the numbers pretty much showed what his capabilities are here. The Blue Jays tend not to fare to well against someone they haven’t seen so it will be interesting to see how the offense does against him.

Player to Watch

Going into the series we don’t even know who is pitching two of the three starts. Scott Copeland has been very ordinary and Aaron Sanchez is still working out while on the injured list. Look for a long shot of a guy like Matt Boyd to be brought up by the Blue Jays in hopes of using him as bait to grab an arm or two from.


Texas has been a hot ball club lately and have made things a bit more interesting in the American League West. However, the Blue Jays have been turning things around too and the two clubs match up well offensively. This series will come down to whichever team has its pitching staff show up. We’re banking on the Blue Jays taking two of three.