Series Preview: Blue Jays Ready to Roll Over Twins

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Jul 26, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4: Kyle Gibson (8-8, 3.37 ERA) vs Mark Buehrle (11-5, 3.32 ERA)

Gibson has emerged as the ace of this Twins rotation. He may not have the win total but he has the stuff and the ERA to back the claim. He may not be a “true” number one, but in a rotation of 2’s and 3’s He is definitely 2a. His GO/AO is a very good 1.70 and he has a respectable WHIP of 1.25. He has faced the Blue Jays once in his career and he kind of got rocked to the tune of an OPS of a robust 1.052. He has matured and become a better pitcher since that game early in the season and should not be taken lightly.

Mark Buehrle truly is like watching a bigger, bulldogier version of Greg Maddux (look him up). The one stat that proves you don’t have to have 95MPH heat to be a success is his 1 (ONE!) walk in his last 44 2/3 innings. That, my friends, is just crazy. He pitches slow to slower but spots balls better than anyone in the game right now. His ERA drops and drops and his innings pitched total goes up and up where it is almost a guarantee he will surpass 200 innings yet again. Two hundred very, very good innings. Enjoy the mastery while you still can Toronto.

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