This week, the Blue Jays paid homage to Josh Donaldson in a heartfelt tribute video played at Rogers Centre prior to the first game of a mini-set between the boys in blue and Atlanta Braves this week. Though somewhat uneventful and rather cleanly played (in general), the Blue Jays split the series with the NL East division leaders, capitalizing on key offensive opportunities and using some excellent relief pitching to their advantage.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this week’s Braves-Blue Jays series:
Cavan Biggio (3-for-7, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB), Brandon Drury (1-for-3, RBI), and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (4-for-9, 2 RBI) were all productive, with Justin Smoak (3-for-6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB) also contributing offensively.
On the mound, Wilmer Font (2.0 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 4 SO), Sam Gaviglio (2.2 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 4 SO), Ken Giles (1.0 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO, SV), and Zack Godley (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO, W) were all solid, while Tim Mayza (0.2 IP, H, 0 R/ER) also had a good outing in relief.
Bo Bichette (2-for-9, R, 3 SO), Derek Fisher (0-for-3, SO), Teoscar Hernandez (1-for-5, R, 3 SO), and Billy McKinney (0-for-3, 0 TB) all struggled, while Rowdy Tellez (1 …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation