In the team’s most embarrassing series since the early-season four-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians, the Blue Jays were pummeled by the Minnesota Twins (23-12) this week at Rogers Centre, getting outscored 20-1 overall and suffering some of the most crushing defeats of this young season.
Thanks to slick starting pitching, a relentless offence, and sound defensive performances, the Twins, leaders of the American League Central, were able to easily dismantle the Blue Jays en route to their 10th, 11th, and 12th road wins.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from a bleak trio of games at Rogers Centre:
Perhaps the only respectable Blue Jays pitching performance of the series came from Aaron Sanchez (7.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 SO, 6 H, 3 BB), who, despite getting into trouble early, managed to give the team some much-needed length in his eighth start of the season. Derek Law (2.0 IP, H, 4 SO) and Tim Mayza (1.0 IP, 3 SO) were also solid in limited innings.
At the plate, perhaps the only hitter with anything to show for this series is Billy McKinney, who launched his first home run of the season to score the team’s only …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation