Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Stroman vs Texas Rangers Cole Hamels – 4:07 est 

Texas blew their chance in winning this series.

All you had to do was one game in front of your home crowd to pull off the big upset. Instead, Toronto clobbered the Rangers while making them look as if they belonged back in last place — which was initially how they started out on the season in the AL West.

So instead, they have to go back to the Rogers Centre in hopes they can miraculously win another game facing that raucous crowd. The roof is reported to be closed today too, just to compact the crowd noise that much more.

What’s worse for Texas is that Prince Fielder has gone 89 plate appearances without an RBI (longest in the MLB). So if Texas loses three straight games and gets eliminated, you can mark my words that Prince falling over the ledge after a GM 2 victory will be mocked at on ESPN’s not-so-top 10 list for weeks to come.

Both Hamels and Stroman went tit-for-tat going 7 innings each in Game 2.

Hamels hasn’t necessarily had his shut-down performances that we were more accustomed to seeing since his acquisition from Philadelphia. I think the Blue Jays bats pounce on him and pounce on Hamels quickly. Joey Bats, I believe, will go deep and help lead Toronto to their first ALDS series clincher since ’93.

Score: Tor 6 – Tex 3