Aug 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcherDavid Price
(14) in dugout during a game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Game 1: Danny Salazar (11-7, 3.30 ERA) vs David Price (13-4, 2.42 ERA)
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Salazar has been a bulldog in this rotation and has become better and better as the seasons go by. He has made 23 starts and has an ERA that is top 30 in the AL. He had a rough time (5 earned) against the dangerous Yankees last time out and will be trying to reassert himself as a valued member of his rotation. Even with that outburst Salazar has an .209 BAA and a 1.09 WHIP or the month of August. Before that he hadn’t given up more than 3 earned runs since early July.
David Price is David Price. Buying jerseys for young fans, throwing smoke against opposing batters. He has the ability to throw a no-hitter each time he is out there. The Blue Jays are undefeated in his starts so far (5-0) and he brings an amazing energy and enthusiasm to the field. His ERA keeps creeping lower and now sits in the top three in the American League. He is riding a wave so expect nothing more than the very best David Price this outing.
Next: Game 2: Estrada vs Anderson