For starters, Blue Jays Buehrle is pretty good

Mark Buehrle will get his next start Friday night against the Red Sox. (Craig Robertson/QMI AGENCY)

Mark Buehrle will get his next start Friday night against the Red Sox. (Craig Robertson/QMI AGENCY)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:37 PM ET

This is the 38th season of the Toronto Blue Jays franchise.

So, using my Kingston math, 190 starting pitchers have had the chance to win their first four games of the season.

Only three have done so.

Jimmy Key in 1991, Gustavo Chacin in 2006 and, this season, Mark Buehrle.

We knew before sorting through the fast start that what Buehrle was doing was special. We didn’t know he had bolted from the gate in a more impressive manner than any of the Jays rich history of former Cy Young award winners: Pat Hentgen, Roger Clemens or Roy Halladay.

While Buehrle does not enjoy discussing his success, others don’t mind.

“Part of what makes him so great is that he doesn’t sweat the small stuff, doesn’t worry about little details,” said closer Sergio Santos. “He might be a finesse lefty, but I’ve learned from him: How he conducts himself pre-start and post-start.

 


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