ALDS Games Two, 2015

Early game: It’s really early. Rangers at Blue Jays, 9:30AM PT, TV: MLBN

Mid-season pickup and playoff veteran LHP Cole Hamels (13-8, 3.65 ERA) will pitch for the Rangers. He’ll face RHP Marcus Stroman, who posted a 4-0, 1.67 ERA after recovering from an ACL he tore in spring training. The Jays’ Josh Donaldson was hit in the head with Rougned Odor’s knee, but he’s passed the concussion protocols and may start. The Rangers’ Adrian Beltre strained his lower back but hopes to play.

Late game: Astros at Royals, 12:30PM PT, TV: FS1

Midseason pickup Scott Kazmir will pitch for the Astros. He’s 7-11 with a 3.10 ERA overall this season, 2-6 with a 4.17 ERA for Houston. The Royals counter with their own trade deadline pitcher, Johnny Cueto. He’s 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA overall and 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA for Kansas City.

17 thoughts on “ALDS Games Two, 2015

  1. It will be amusing if the two big deadline acquisitions – Price and Hamels – lose the first two games of this series.

    • They changed the name to Rogers Centre in 2005 after Rogers Communication bought the place, but nobody calls it that. It’s still Skydome.

      The Canadian fans have had nearly as long a drought as Dodgers fans, and more so considering they haven’t even made it into the playoffs. Since they play in a division with the Yankees and Red Sox and Orioles, it’s hard to get there.

      • If they installed a baseball field, I’d be willing to call it the Rogres (sic) Centre.