Blue Jays vs Rangers Game 2
This is a big game. If Jays win today they have a commanding 2-0 lead heading home, but, if the Rangers win its a best of 3 from here on out. We have Yu Darvish vs J.A Happ. Yu Darvish has been injured for a significant part of the season. He is a great pitcher but during the month of September at home he has given up an average of 4 runs a game. Darvish can tally up strikeouts so its imperative that the Jays continue to see the ball well.
J.A Happ has been the consistent pitcher for the Jays. A 20 game winner who the Jays can really rely on day in and day out. He has been tremendous on the road. Texas hit lefties pretty well. Beltre, Beltran, Desmond, Odor all hit lefties well. J.A Happ isnt a regular lefty but he could give up some runs. He has given up an average of 2 runs per game on the road in September.
Both pitchers are good but I like J.A Happ to gave the better game. He is Mr. Consistent. Yu can be a little up and down. If he’s rolling he’s tough to hit but if his stuff isn’t clicking on that particular things could get ugly. With the way the Jays beat up Cole Hamels yesterday, I know Yu is thinking about that in the back of his head.
I like the Jays again tonight. Even if it becomes a bullpen battle the Jays have the better bullpen. The heart of the Jays lineup is focused right now. I like the Jays and I’ll take the under on the total.
Prediction: 5-2 Blue Jays to go up 2-0 heading home