Series Preview: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

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A short preview of the three-game set against the Blue Jays.

 

Blue Jays Record

65-78

 

Head-to-Head Record

12-4

 

Performance

The Blue Jays have not been playing good baseball this season, but they are coming off a split against the Indians.  They’ve played a couple good teams the past week or so and have not played too bad against them.  If the Red Sox don’t show up to play this series, it could be ugly.

 

Pitching Matchups

9/11: Chris Sale vs. Ryan Borucki, 7:10 PM ET

This is the biggest game of the series for an obvious reason.  It’s Sale’s first start off the DL.  He is expected to have a 40-pitch limit.  After Sale, Nathan Eovaldi is expected to make an appearance out of the bullpen.  It’s interesting to note that this one will Eovaldi’s first bullpen appearance in his career.  In the postseason, Eovaldi could be a really good bullpen option for the team.  Let’s hope the role fits him well.

9/12: David Price vs. Aaron Sanchez, 7:10 PM ET

Let’s see if David Price can continue his dominance.  Price has been excellent lately and is really putting it together.  But, we all know, the second he does bad, all the David Price haters will come out from hiding and bash him..

9/13: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Sam Gaviglio, 7:10 PM ET

Eduardo Rodriguez had a bit of trouble with his command in his last start.  He started off really well and looked like he was going to pitch a great game.  Unfortunately, the Astros were able to get to him fairly early which resulted in a short outing for E-Rod.  He still has some things to work out before the postseason.

 

Prediction

My prediction for this series is that the Red Sox take two games out of three from the Blue Jays.  I would say we will drop game three of the series.  I certainly would love a sweep.  It would be an ideal series to sweep and increase the division lead.

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