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e Toronto Blue Jays into the 2015 postsea
06-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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e Toronto Blue Jays into the 2015 postsea
BOSTON — David Price helped thson by going 9-1 after a late-season trade from the Detroit Tigers.But other than that chapter in his career Jose Altuve Jersey , Price has tortured those same Blue Jays.The left-hander, who has been brilliant since the All-Star break, takes a 20-3 lifetime record and a 2.52 ERA to the mound when he faces Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez in the second game of a three-game series at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.Article continues below ...The Red Sox became the first team in baseball to clinch a postseason bid by coming on late to beat the Jays 7-2 Tuesday night — Chris Sale coming off the disabled list to pitch one inning — 26 pitches, two strikeouts — to extend his personal shutout streak to 29 straight frames.Price, 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA (48 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings) since the break, has already beaten the Jays twice this season, yielding four earned runs in 10 1/3 innings.He worked 6 1/3 innings in his last start, yielding just two hits and striking out 10 before the bullpen blew the win, leaving his record at 14-6 with a 3.57 ERA. That was his first start after missing a turn because he took a line drive off his pitching wrist.Price, in the third year of a seven-year contract with Boston, can opt out of the deal after this season, but Tuesday told masslive.com he wasn’t going anywhere.“Why would I leave here to go to a team that’s not as good as this team?” Price said. “I came here to win. I don’t worry about all the other stuff. Just come here to win. We’re going to have a really good chance to do that.”He added his relationship with the Boston media, strained in his first two years, had improved.Sanchez will be making his fourth start since coming off the disabled list. His last outing was his best in the first three — three runs, six hits http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , two walks and eight strikeouts in a no-decision at Tampa Bay.He is 0-1 with a 6.19 ERA since his return, but was raked for seven runs on nine hits in five innings in the first one.The right-hander is 4-3 with a 4.36 ERA in 18 games (10 starts) against the Red Sox, 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in eight games (five starts) at Fenway.J.D. Martinez is 5-for-16 (.313) with a home run and Andrew Benintendi 3-for-10 (.300) lifetime against Sanchez, but Ian Kinsler is 1-for-13 (.077), Brock Holt 2-for-13 (.154), Xander Bogaerts 6-for-28 (.214) and Eduardo Nunez 3-for-14 (.214).The current Blue Jays are hitting a cumulative .238 (43-for-181) against Price. Devon Travis is 7-for-16 (.438) with a home run and Teoscar Hernandez 3-for-10 (.300) with a homer against him. But Kevin Pillar is 3-for-22 (.136) with a homer, Russell Martin 5-for-32 (.156), Yangeris Solarte 3-for-16 (.188) and Justin Smoak 4-for-20 (.200) with a home run.The plan for Sale is to have him pitch three innings as an “opener” against the New York Mets Sunday, then work again in Cleveland the following weekend and likely one more time before the playoffs.“Good, really good,” Sale said when asked how he felt. “A little erratic, obviously (he hit Kendrys Morales), drove my pitch count up a little bit which is why I didn’t to go out for my second or third inning, but got some good work in and move on from there.”The Blue Jays had a 2-0 lead behind rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki until the seventh inning — the Red Sox scoring four in the seventh and three in in the eighth to notch their 99th win and clinch the playoff spot.Sale only pitched a one inning, but that gave Borucki a chance to pitch against one of his idols.“I grew up watching (Sale) with the White Sox and George Springer Jersey , for me, I was the same kind of pitcher — I was really tall and skinny like how he was … and just kind of slung it, didn’t really have much mechanical work going,” Borucki, an Illinois native, said. “Really just trying to go out there and throw, and that’s what I did.”Manager John Gibbons said before the game that Marcus Stroman’s dreadful year — 4-9, 5.54 ERA in 19 starts — could be over because of a blister.“You won’t see him probably pitch, I wouldn’t think,” Gibbons said. “But he might. He’s getting a little far removed from last time, when he went on the DL with it. He threw a side (session), pitched a game and it’s almost a month now. Now he’s going to have to build back up, and I don’t know how smart that would be. For what?”The Jays placed Russell Martin on the paternity list prior to the game. PHOENIX (AP) — Thanks to some aggressive acquisitions by the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, the NL Central got a lot tougher on paper this offseason.Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers think they’re up to the task of repeating as champions.“Competition is through the roof. It’s gonna be a complete division,” Cain said. “We won the division last year Evan Gattis Jersey , but there are a lot of people waiting to take that from us. We gotta go out and compete, but we’ll be ready to go.”Cain was a big part of the Brewers’ late-season run to 96 wins and the NL Championship Series, which they lost to the Dodgers in seven games.Cain and Christian Yelich came aboard in the offseason a year ago, Cain as a free agent and Yelich in a trade with Miami. Yelich was the NL MVP with 36 homers and a 1.000 OPS, but Cain also contributed with great defense in center field plus career highs of 30 stolen bases and a .395 on-base percentage.“(David) Stearns has done a good job adding pieces to this team,” Cain said of the Milwaukee general manager. “For one, to give them a run like we did last year, that last month of the season was incredible. We expect more of the same. We have to bring the same mindset.”This offseason, Milwaukee’s division rivals were the ones stocking up. The Cardinals added Paul Goldschmidt, and the Reds picked up Yasiel Puig, Sonny Gray and Tanner Roark. Add in the Chicago Cubs — who lost Game 163 to the Brewers for the division title last year — and a competitive Pittsburgh Pirates club, and the NL Central is shaping up to be baseball’s deepest division.The Brewers couldn’t match the haul of Yelich and Cain from a year ago, but they did sign catcher Yasmani Grandal. They also brought back Mike Moustakas, who will play second base for the first time in his career with Travis Shaw switching back to third.Cain remains in center, where he remains one of the best in the game. He’ll be 33 next month http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , but Cain still feels like he has a lot left.“I still feel great,” he said, adding that he’s “still getting my legs underneath me.”Cain returned to his original organization last year after seven years in Kansas City. The highlight was 2015, when he hit a career-high 16 homers, stole 28 bases, made the All-Star team and helped the Royals win the World Series.His only personal goal now? “Being healthy the entire season. I don’t really set goals like hitting .300, things like that.“We want to get back to the playoffs and go from there.”NOTES: Yelich hit his third homer of the spring training. He also doubled to raise his Cactus League average to .500 (12 for 24). … Jhoulys Chacin said the assignment of starting opening day is “awesome.” The 31-year-old was expected to get the nod for the Brewers’ game March 28 against St. Louis, and manager Craig Counsell made it official on Thursday. “It’s exciting, and an honor for me,” said Chacin, who is starting his third opener, having started for Colorado in 2013 and San Diego in 2017.
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