The Blue Jays are currently being overshadowed by the NBA champions, Toronto Raptors. However, their parade will likely help bring some cheerful fans into the Rogers Centre during the opener of this four-game series. It also helps that the Blue Jays’ bats finally woke up in their finale against the Astros.
The team that shared their stadium with the Raptors for many years, recorded five home runs last game against the Astros. This Angels pitching staff has surrendered the 5th-most home runs in the AL so far this month. Which means there should be a lot of souvenirs for the celebrating fans in the stands.
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Surprisingly, Edwin Jackson was actually able to earn a victory even with his remaining days numbered with the Blue Jays. The German-born pitcher pitched five-innings against the Orioles, and gave up a season-low four hits and two runs. This was also the first-time the Blue Jays used an opener in front of Jackson this season, and it may have actually helped him be more effective in this start.
However, Jackson was going against an awful Trash Birds lineup, that currently creates little to no offense. Which can’t be said about this …
Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation