Series Preview: Can the Blue Jays Tame the Tigers?

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Jun 29, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) delivers a pitch against Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: R.A. Dickey (3-8, 4.35 ERA) vs David Price (7-2, 2.62 ERA)

R.A. is one of the more unlucky guys in baseball. His winning percentage is brutal but he has gotten better and better as the season moves forward, He will basically end up what he is: a .500 pitcher with a respectable ERA and wisdom to share with the rest of the team. He, like Hutch, is a great number 3…sound familiar?

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The Blue Jays have no true ace so the rotation is relying on guile. Dickey has pitched into the 5th inning at least in every start this season. Pair that with the light tossing Mark Buehrle and the bullpen should have enough rest throughout the season to be able to absorb games like the last one against the Red Sox (ooooh Matt Boyd).

David Price has continued to be one the premier lefties in all of baseball. He is holding the rotation together and is as close to a stopper starter as there is…that is a pitcher who always wins and puts an end to getting any extended losing streak. In his last 7 games he is 4-1 with a paltry 1.79 ERA, 46 Ks in 50.1 innings and a WHIP of 1.01. Can’t do much better than that. Expect Price to be a serious contender for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati this summer.

Next: Game 3: Estrada vs Verlander