Sep 12, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcherMarcus Stroman
(6) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Porcello has always enticed people with his stuff, dsating back to his MLB debut with the Tigers. Having stuff and being able to harness it are two different beasts and Porcello has never really come into his own. His 3.12 ERA in the second half is very good but it is only a small sample of a long career of underachieving. In 2014 he posted an ERA of 3.43 with the Tigers which led to him signing with the Red Sox in hopes of building off that. So far….not so much. He has the ability to hold the Jays offense down in this one but that isn’t likely to happen.
Marcus Stroman is stoked to be pitching to a full house in “The 6” and should have the Rogers Centre going nuts with his enthusiasm and pitching acumen. He gave up 3 earned in five innings during his start in Yankee Stadium but that came from a 3 run homer by Brett Gardner towards the end of the start. He showed great poise and was able to keep the ball down and it gave him the confidence that his stuff was still there which will bode well for the Rogers Centre faithful.
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