Blue Jays: Former players struggling when it matters most
The Toronto Blue Jays have a small army of former players participating in the postseason however many of them are unfortunately struggling for their respective teams.
The enigma that is David Price took the ball in Game 2 versus the New York Yankees last night and once again did not get the postseason result he had anticipated. Price continues to be haunted by the playoff Gods as the hurler lasted only 1.2 innings before getting the hook. Both Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez took Price yard staking the Yankees to the early lead.
Price entered the campaign with a career 5.03 earned run average in 73.1 postseason innings. The southpaw made four appearances in the playoffs for the Blue Jays in 2015 pitching to an inflated 6.30 earned run average in 23.1 innings of work.
Josh Donaldson and his new team find themselves in an uphill battle versus the defending Champions. The Astros have claimed a 2-0 series lead heading back to Cleveland. Donaldson has yet to contribute with his stick thus far in the playoffs. The “Bringer of Rain” is hitless in the series riding an 0 for 8 skid with three strikeouts but he did shine with the leather at the hot corner.
Edwin Encarnacion has also contributed to the Indians stagnant offence going 1 for 7 with a walk and three whiffs.
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Much like Cleveland, the Colorado Rockies are struggling to score runs in their series versus the Brewers. Former Blue Jays reliever Seunghwan Oh struggled on Friday night surrendering two runs in 0.1 innings of work. The Rockies would lose the contest 4-0 and Oh now sports an ERA of 54.00.
Former General Manager’ Alex Anthopoulos sees his Atlanta Braves on the brink of elimination versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves have yet to score a run in the series after being dominated by Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw in the first two games.
The only postseason bright spot among Blue Jays X-files is closer Roberto Osuna. The Astros hurler has made two scoreless appearances nailing down the save in yesterday’s 3-1 victory over the tribe. Osuna managed to entice his former teammate Josh Donaldson to fly out representing the tieing run to end the game.