After being destroyed at the hands of the Colorado Rockies in Denver last weekend, the Blue Jays, playing with little expectations against the first-place New York Yankees, managed to gloriously steal a series win, taking two of the three games in triumphant fashion at Rogers Centre.
Thanks to some excellent clutch hitting and starting pitching that held down the fort, the Blue Jays improved to 23-39, and now sit in fourth place of the American League East, 10.5 games behind New York.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from the season’s most surprising series thus far:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-12, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI) was productive once again, as were fellow infielders Eric Sogard (5-for-8, 2 2B, HR, 3 R) and Brandon Drury (3-for-8, HR).
Elsewhere in the lineup, Randal Grichuk (5-for-12, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R) was, once again, quietly brilliant, having a massive second game in which he hit two home runs.
Sam Gaviglio (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R), Tim Mayza (1.0 IP, SO, 0 H, 0 R), and Ken Giles (2.1 IP, 5 SO, 2 BB, 2 H, 0 R, SV) were good out of the bullpen, while Elvis Luciano (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 R) had a solid outing in the finale.
Thomas Pannone (4.0 IP, …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation