With their backs against the proverbial wall, the Blue Jays’ bats got hot and slugged out a Game 5 victory to make the 2015 ALCS 3-2. The series is heading back to KC where everyone thinks it is a done deal and the Royals should start setting up for the Mets. Not so fast, brother.
The Jays are coming in with two hot pitchers. David Price will throw Game 6 for the Jays and hope to redeem himself for Game 2, but wait, let’s look back. Price dominated the Royals until a rare Ryan Goins mental error derailed Toronto and powered up the Royals. If that error doesn’t happen, Price stays smooth and maybe, just maybe, goes the distance and the Jays pull out with a W. So maybe Price just has to pitch the same? As long as the Jays hit and make plays defensively, they can win and send it to Game 7. It will be tough versus Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura, but if you can get in his head and make him uncomfortable, the Jays will have him in the palm of their hands.
So what? Game 7 they’ll lose, the Royals have Johnny Cueto on the mound, and he’s been good at Kauffman Stadium this year. Wait a second, this is still the same Cueto that got rocked in Toronto and he’s not the pitcher I’d be scared about. It’s all about “HDMH Marcus Stroman taking the hill in the biggest game of the year for the Blue Jays. He’s been the Jays’ most dominant pitcher, yes even more than Price, in the last two months since he returned from a torn ACL. With the Jays’ offense looking like it has picked up the pace, and the team’s two best studs going, I say this: Do not count the Jays out just yet my friend!
Can the Blue Jays force a Game 7 in Kansas City? The only way to find out is to tune in to Fox Sports 1 tomorrow at 8:00 PM ET.