Series Preview: Are people even thinking about the Blue Jays right now?

Most people who are following the Blue Jays this season are probably still out celebrating from the Raptors glorious championship victory a night ago. However, the Blue Jays are beginning a three-game series against the Houston Astros. The Blue Jays are actually coming into this series playing their best-baseball in months.
The Blue Jays have recorded at least five runs in each of their last two games. Which is something they haven’t done since their series against the Athletics back in late-April. While these Astros are currently missing three of their key-players for this series, they still own the best-record since the calendar turned to June.
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Surprisingly, Aaron Sanchez hasn’t been forced to leave either of his previous two starts due to injury. Which is very encouraging for the Blue Jays, given where they’re with their pitching depth at the major-league level. However, Sanchez hasn’t been effective over his last two starts.
The 26-year-old has given up a combined 13 hits, nine runs, seven walks and a pair of home runs over his last two starts. Sanchez’s ineffectiveness with his pitches has been a major problem for him all season-long. That issue will …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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