Has left-hander Mark Buehrle become the new ace of the Blue Jays starting rotation? If so it has likely been by default as the 12-year veteran ran his record to 7-7 with a 5-0 victory over the A’s at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.
Buehrle tossed seven shutout innings on the heels of his two-hit shutout of the Astros and ran his scoreless innings streak to 20. His personal high is 25.2 innings without a run.
“The first three innings weren’t too many quiet outs” Buehrle admitted downplaying his own performance. “They were putting the ball in play and like I’ve said before it’s the whole luck thing.
“If this was our park or some other parks I might have been out of there in the third because there were balls that were home runs in different (parks). I made some pitches made some outs made mistakes. If I go out next start and have the same stuff I probably won’t be as fortunate.”
If it sounds like Buehrle was being excessively hard on himself he also realizes in a positive light tha...