Sep 15, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcherMark Buehrle
(56) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Game 3: TBD vs Mark Buehrle (14-7, 3.66 ERA)
Mark Buehrle has been OK. He hadn’t pitched all that well down the stretch until turning in a solid 1 run given up in his last start. He has had a second cortisone shot in his arm to stave off the wear and tear of a long season and his 36 years of being the 200 inning guy may finally be catching up to him. In a perfect world he will come back next season but I get the feeling that if the Blue Jays make a serious run in the post-season you may see this as the last season for the grizzled veteran.
The Blue Jays will look for a solid start from Buehrle. They just need something that keeps the offense in the game. He doesn’t have to be lights out. But, if he can keep this Red Sox lineup in check for 5-6 innings, the Blue Jays should be in good shape. The offense and the bullpen are good enough to carry the weight of his start if need be.
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