I know your crowd
And they're not that proud
At least not from what I've seen
Flies in the ink leave
Footprints across the sea
Trace them back to where it all gets had
You find the cuts never run too deep
The cuts never run too deep
The Blue Jays couldn't face up to the Royals in Game 1, but they'll quickly get another chance for a win this afternoon with their big lefty on the mound, David Price. In his career versus the Royals, Price is 2-0 in six appearances (five starts) with thirty hits and three (!) walks allowed in 37.1 innings pitched. Kansas City counters with Yordano Ventura, who has only faced Toronto twice (1-0) in his young career. Ventura, like Price, wasn't particularly sharp in the ALDS.
Of all the KC hitters, Alex Rios has the most experience facing Price and arguably the most success, batting .400 in 30 ABs with two dingers, four doubles and 10 RBIs. Speaking of Rios, can you believe this was his twelfth season in the big leagues? In my mind he's still that raw, lanky outfielder with buckets of talent and a swing longer than the Bay Bridge. So um, essentially the same guy.
Here's hoping the Jays aren't overdressed when they're put to the test.