The Boston Red Sox are last in the AL East a season after winning the World Series. Through 98 games on the Boston Red Sox schedule, they are 46-52 and have a dreadful run differential of -30, yet they’re not out of the playoff race. In the porous AL East they are only 7.5 games back from first. Only two teams in the division have a positive run differential, and neither team inspires much confidence. One of those teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, is only 4.5 games up on the Red Sox with a 51-48 record. The Blue Jays schedule has been rough on them lately and they’ve had plenty of impactful injuries to deal with. After holding first place for most of the season, they are now tied with a Yankees team that has a -29 run differential. Blue Jays tickets are averaging $77.19, 14 percent below the team’s season average.
7/21 – BOS John Lackey vs. TOR Drew Hutchison | Avg. Price: $74.98 | Get-in Price: $8
Drew Hutchison gets the first start of the series for the Blue Jays. Hutchison is just one of three Blue Jays to make all of his schedule starts this season, and he ranks just behind Mark Buehrle in almost all major categories. But Toronto doesn’t exactly have a dominant rotation, and Hutchinson only has a 4.16 ERA while walking over three batters per nine innings. The game has an average price of $74.98 and a get-in price of $8.
7/22 – BOS Jake Peavy vs. TOR J.A. Happ | Avg. Price: $68.54 | Get-in Price: $9
The second game of the series is the cheapest, and for good reason. This is the battle of the disappointing pitchers. J.A. Happ was a big part of the trade that sent Roy Halladay to the Philadelphia Phillies, but Happ has been less than stellar currently sporting a 4.75 ERA in 13 starts. For the Red Sox, Jake Peavy was a major trade acquisition, and he currently has a 1-8 record in 19 starts, a 4.59 ERA and an even worse 4.73 FIP. The game has an average price of $68.54 and a get-in price of $9.
7/23 – BOS Clay Buchholz vs. TOR R.A. Dickey | Avg. Price: $78.81 | Get-in Price: $9
It’s Music Night in Toronto, with the first 20,000 fans in the stadium receiving a free downloadable music card. The average price for Blue Jays vs Red Sox tickets is $78.81 and the get-in price is $9. R.A. Dickey starts for the Blue Jays in this one, and he has been far from the pitcher the team thought they were getting. Dickey was coming off a Cy Young award when they traded for him, but this season he only has a 3.95 ERA and a 4.55 FIP. His problem is he’s given up a high number of home runs, and has a poor walk.
7/24 – BOS Rubby De La Rosa vs. TOR Marcus Stroman | Avg. Price: $86.42 | Get-in Price: $10
The final game of the series is the most expensive. Tickets are averaging $86.42 and the get-in price is $10. Marcus Stroman is the Blue Jays starter for the finale, and he has been fantastic in his nine starts. He has a 4.00 K/BB ratio, a 2.50 ERA, and a 1.5 WAR that ranks him third on the team, despite pitching less than half the innings of the two pitchers in front of him. The rookie only allowed four base runners in a seven inning shutout against the Texas Rangers his last time out.
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