Series Preview: Welcome to the second half

The Blue Jays commence the second-half of the season with a three-game series against the division-leading Yankees. Through half a season, the Blue Jays are currently playing a lot better since the beginning of the season. The Blue Jays were ranked 3rd-last in the AL in runs through April. But, they currently rank 3rd-best in runs and are tied for the most home runs in the AL since the start of June.
While the offensive numbers are encouraging for the Blue Jays, their pitching numbers are a sign for concern coming into this series. Since the start of July, the Blue Jays’ pitching staff owns a 5.00 ERA. During the same timeframe, the Yankees’ staff owns a 2.80 ERA. Which currently ranks 2nd-best in the AL. So the Blue Jays will likely have a tough time avoiding a sweep coming out of the all-star break.
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The first-half of the season wasn’t very kind to Aaron Sanchez. The 27-year-old is coming out of the break with a 3-12 record along with a 6.16 ERA and a 1.750 WHIP. Hopefully, Sanchez will be able to stay healthy for the rest of the season. So that he can solely focus on reducing the …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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