Series Preview: Blue Jays Look to Pillage the Royals
Jul 3, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Felix Doubront pitches in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers pitches at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Game 3: Felix Doubront (1-0. 200 ERA vs Edinson Volquez (8-4, 3.40 ERA)
What to say about Mr. Doubront…well he did a pretty bang up job in his first start against the White Sox. That is only 1 game though. He was a super prospect in the Red Sox organization but was never able to fulfill his obvious potential. He has gone from the prototypical flame thrower to the prototypical guy -who-got-older-and-wiser that realized heat doesn’t get you the outs. stuff and location can. If he has truly learned that lesson then he may be the boost to the rotation that is needed…for now a work in progress.
Volquez has had a slow start to his career. Bouncing around 5 teams in 5 years. The last couple though he seemed to finally settle down into a decent MLB starter. he is getting his ground balls and a decent number of strikeouts. Heis most likely the journeyman type of pitcher. Looks good for you bet never good enough that you wouldn’t consider bumping him out of the rotation for something better. He may never match his breakout 2008 campaign but it sure gets you in the door. He may be a valuable trading chip right now if the Royals feel there is someone to replace him….stay tuned.