Blue Jays return home to tame the Tigers

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Aug 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Saturday, August 29th  –  1:07 ET
Drew Hutchison (12-2, 5.06) vs. Buck Farmer (0-2, 7.80)

Hutch makes his return to the rotation for Saturday’s matinee, and he’ll need to improve on his AAA performance if he hopes to grab onto a job for the rest of the season. The righty allowed just one earned run over 6.1 innings during his last Major League start, and at this point, it’s all about repeating his recently-adjusted mechanics.

While Hutchison looks for win number 13, Tigers’ starter Buck Farmer is just looking for some traction. The right-hander has bounced between the rotation and bullpen, but with a 1.73 WHIP, the results haven’t been great. The injury to Daniel Norris gave Farmer another shot in the rotation, where he’s struggled to find his strikeout pitch with enough consistency and has flooded the bases. This sounds like I’m previewing a “trap game”, whatever that means, but he should be ripe for the picking.

Next: Game 3: Papa Buehrle looks to rebound in finale