Aaron Laffey Looks to Impress for Toronto Blue Jays on Canada Day
Aaron Laffey will take to the hill this July 1 for the Toronto Blue Jays, who are looking to clinch a series win over the Los Angeles Angels Sunday afternoon.
Laffey will make his second start for the Jays after impressing against the Boston Red Sox in his first start of the season. On June 26, Laffey threw six inning of shutout ball, giving up three hits and striking out a pair of batters.
Against Boston, Laffey continually got ahead in the count, throwing first pitch strikes like clockwork. The soft tossing lefty will need to implement a similar strategy if he hopes to give a Rogers Centre crowd a happy national birthday this weekend, as falling behind against sluggers like Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout will almost certainly spell disaster.
Laffey also did himself a favor by consistently keeping the ball on the ground, another thing he will need to do once again if he hopes to build on last start's success.
C.J. Wilson will take to the mound for the Angels, who are looking to salvage a series split against an injury decimated Toronto squad. Wilson has the unenviable task of cooling off a red-hot Jays offense that put up 11 runs Saturday afternoon in an 11-2 route.
Though a difficult job, Wilson may be just the man for it. Over his last seven outings the former Texas Ranger has allowed more than a single earned run just one time. He has also collected five wins over that stretch.
While it's difficult to project the outcome of a revved up offense colliding with a sizzling pitcher, there is one certainty regarding tomorrow's outing.
Jays fans, prepare to welcome back the red uniforms!
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