For this year’s Blue Jays, moral victories seem to be the ruling currency upon which the team hangs their collective hats. While those are undoubtedly important for a rebuilding team, sometimes actual victories can do wonders for the confidence and chemistry of a struggling team.
This weekend, the Blue Jays (now 32-53) beat up on the cellar-dwelling Royals in a four-game set, taking three contests and finishing up the series with a vicious 11-4 rout on Canada Day thanks to strong offensive performances from some key bats and sufficient pitching prowess.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s tilts at Rogers Centre:
Eric Sogard (7-for-16, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (7-for-15, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 2B, 2 BB) continued their streaks of excellence, while Cavan Biggio (4-for-15, 3 R, HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 2B) came up clutch with a handful of key hits in the latter half of the set. Of course, Freddy Galvis (4-for-15, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB, 3 R) needn’t be forgotten.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Randal Grichuk (5-for-11, HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB) put together a solid series, as did Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-10, HR, RBI, 4 BB, 2B, 5 R). …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation