Blue Jays face Yankees for most hyped series in years
Aug 3, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays opening pitcher David Price (14) pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2: Saturday, August 8th – 1:05 ET
David Price (10-4, 2.45) vs. Ivan Nova (4-3, 3.10)
Toronto’s shiny new toy gets his second opportunity to wow the fans, and what a stage he’ll be given. Saturday afternoon in New York during a heated AL East race. Price’s first start in Toronto was nothing short of spectacular as he threw 8.0 dominant innings, allowing just one earned run on three hits while striking out eleven batters. His most impressive moment came in the fourth inning, where he faced a bases-loaded, none out situation, and escaped without allowing a run. That’s what aces do.
The man he’ll be facing is no slouch, though. Nova has won each of his past three starts and is proving to be one of New Yorks best starting options entering the August and September push. He’s made seven starts now since returning from Tommy John surgery, and seemed to recapture his strikeout pitch in his last outing with seven against the Chicago White Sox. While he may not work deep into the game, we know that New York’s bullpen can handle anything he leaves undone.
Next: Game three: Estrada closes it out