Series Preview: Blue Jays Ready to Roll Over Twins

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Jul 30, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada (25) delivers a pitch against Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Phil Hughes (10-6, 4.11 ERA) vs Marco Estrada (8-6, 3.53 ERA)

Phil Hughes never quite made it as a Yankee when he first came up but has found a home in Minnesota. He will never be a lock down type of pitcher as he is prone to giving up the long ball (25HR in 21 starts) but one thing he will generally do is keep the Twins in the game and give them a chance to win. In the case of this game it may be tough times as he is also the epitome of a fly ball pitcher who the league is railing to the tune of a .312 BAA on the road.

Marco Estrada…ohhh, Marco. I try to find reasons not to like your thang but you are truly the eye-opener of the Blue Jays staff of soft tossers. He will never be known as a power pitcher, a strikeout pitcher or a lock down pitcher. What he has become, however, is a reliable pitcher. The guy who is always one bad game away from demotion from the rotation but never has that truly horrible game. He is pretty much as reliable at home as he is away (3.17 ERA to 3.91 ERA). He strikes out about the same (39 to 42 in 8 games each at home and the road). He is a reliable guy who deserves the position he is in. Ride the wave!

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