Series Preview: Blue Jays Have Rangers in Their Crosshairs

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Aug 21, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price (14) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: David Price (12-4, 2.40 ERA) vs Colby Lewis (14-5, 4.29 ERA)

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  • There is not much to say about David Price other than the fact he has been every bit the dominant force he was hoped to be when the Blue Jays gave up some pretty impressive arms for him at the trade deadline. Since joining the Blue Jays, Price has an ERA of 1.78, an opponents BAA of .202 and a WHIP of 0.96. Exactly the type of ace the team has been wanting for oh so very long. His ERA is 2.31 on grass and he has thrown almost 70% of his pitches for strikes in 2015. There isn’t much more to say. Price is a force to be reckoned with and he has about 10 more starts to guide the Blue Jays to the promised land of October baseball.

    Colby Lewis is a stalwart in the Rangers rotation. He has topped 200 innings pitched but not since 2011 and he has been cast in the role of back end starter for much of his tenure in Texas. It seems every 5 or so starts he gets his…ummm…ball handed to him. At the beginning of August against Houston he gave up 7 earned and at the beginning of July against the Angels he gave up 10 (!) earned. He will never be a top of the rotation guy if he does that for 5 starts every season so cross your fingers if you are a Rangers fan because you never know what might be coming from Mr. Lewis.

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