Solid Starting Pitching a Luxury Blue Jays Have Over Indians
Over the course of a 162-game regular season, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of starting pitching depth.
Up to this point in the Blue Jays’ playoff run, however, the strength of their team, one that helped them to 89 wins and steered them through so many rough patches, has been pretty much negated.
Heading into what’s expected to be a best-of-seven grind against a well-rounded Cleveland Indians team, you can point to the Blue Jays’ rotation depth as a potential separator.
“We’re all completely different, so you see a different look every single time out there,” said Marco Estrada, Friday’s Game 1 starter, who will square off against Indians starter Corey Kluber. “And, really, it doesn’t matter who’s out there. We all feel pretty confident with any single one of us being out there.”
Manager John Gibbons does, too, and he could’ve gone with any number of combinations or scenarios when it came to his ALCS rotation.