Series Preview: Blue Jays Head to New York with Season on the Line

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Sep 5, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price (14) pitches against Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: David Price (14-5, 2.43 ERA) vs Luis Severino (3-2, 2.04 ERA)

The best way to look past a terrible game is to have your stopper ace hold down the fort. Price hasn’t been the best against the Yankees this year, though. His opposing slash line against them in 2015 is .324/.383/.432.  However, he has the guts and the drive to give his best each time out. With much more riding on this game Price should be primed and ready to take control. The Blue Jays lost their first game under Price in his last start so the law of averages says this should be a dominant outing. Overall, Price has gone 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA since the trade.

Severino has been the key component to the Yankee rotation since his call up. Basically, he is the Marcus Stroman of the Yankees. He has disappointed no one and has been every bit as good as the Yankees hoped. They could have traded him for some big name pitcher at the deadline but instead he is pitching like the guys he would have been traded for. Last time out against the Blue Jays he fanned 9 batters over 6 innings. Those are numbers the Blue Jays cannot come close to hitting again this time out.

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