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Kevin Hussey | Oct 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Why Did John Gibbons Pitch David Price in Game 4 of the ALDS?

There are only a select few people who know why David Price came into pitch in Game 4 of the ALDS for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Texas Rangers. Everyone has their own theory on why it happened, although most likely no one outside of that select circle will ever know for sure.

Now, it all worked out for the Blue Jays. They won Game 4. Then they won Game 5 in an epic battle. But the Game 4 moves remain an interesting debate and story that has kept me thinking. After trying to figure out all the different scenarios that made that decision make sense, I've come to the conclusion that John Gibbons didn't want to publicly choose Marcus Stroman over Price without having an acceptable reason to.

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Topics: baseball coaching, pitching, Toronto Blue Jays, mlb, Texas Rangers, Jake Arrieta, John Gibbons, Marcus Stroman, starting pitching, Chicago Cubs, David Price, R.A. Dickey, relief pitching

Ryan Armstrong | Oct 8, 2015 12:02:31 PM

Dear MLB - What is Up With the Blue Jays' Game Times?

Dear MLB,

Am I happy to have playoff baseball back in Toronto? Yes! Am I happy about the start times of the ALDS? No! It would be easy to say that we are being put on the back burner to accommodate big market teams in the US (despite Toronto being a larger market than any of the other cities playing today...I wonder if you know???). But market size impact aside, I truly believe there are other things to be considered.

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Topics: baseball playoffs, baseball, canadian baseball, Toronto Blue Jays, mlb, Canada, hockey, Texas Rangers, Texas

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