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Orioles-Blue Jays series preview: Back for some home cooking

May 19th, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Orioles are entering back into division play this weekend facing off against the Blue Jays for a three game set. The Orioles are 5-1 against the Blue Jays in 2017.

The team is returning home with their wings clipped, now possessing a 23-16 record. They went on a seven game road trip and went 1-6 with six one run losses. Their record in one run games went from 8-1 to a much more pedestrian 8-7. The road trip leaves the O’s 4-6 in their last 10 games. To start the young season the Orioles are a 13-3 at home and 10-13 on the road.

The Blue Jays (18-24) have been turning it around a bit after their horrid start although they will be without Kevin Pillar for the first couple of games because he was being a big dumb idiot on the field.

The Blue Jays are starting three right-handed pitchers so maybe Buck Showalter will decide to dust off Hyun Soo Kim this series.

Game 1: Friday 7:05pm Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. Chris Tillman (1-0, 2.89 ERA)

Two starts into his 2017 season Chris Tillman will start off the series against Aaron Sanchez. Sanchez himself has only four starts in 2017. In his last start against the Mariners he threw five innings giving up only one unearned run striking out four and walking two. He faced the Orioles back on April 14th and gave up five runs, all earned (the full Tommy Hunter, which you should never go) taking the loss.

In his career Sanchez has a 4.31 ERA in six starts and 14 total appearances against the Orioles.

Tillman has yet to face the …

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Tags: Aaron Sanchez, Blue Jays, Braves, Chris Tillman, Hyun-soo Kim, Kevin Gausman, Kevin Pillar, Marco Estrada, Mariners, Mike Bolsinger, Orioles, Royals, Tommy Hunter, which you should never go, Vote Now, Wade Miley

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