The Toronto Blue Jays Are Coming
All the offseason-acquired talent may just be finally starting to come around. Currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak and a 7-3 record in their last ten games, the Toronto Blue Jays are starting to become the feared team everyone thought they would be at the start of April. Off to a slow start, the Blue Jays could not sustain decent pitching and hitting for more than one game. That story is a little different now however.
The Jays’ line-up is doing more than simply gelling. They are scolding balls and pitchers alike and have scored a mighty sixty-six runs on ninety-eight hits during the last ten games. Skipper John Gibbons has been forced to constantly tinker with his line-up since the season’s inception; however he seems to have found a winning formula now, with a line-up that is tied for first in home runs with fifty-three. Superstar slugger Jose Bautista is leading from the front as ever by hitting .400 and clubbing a pair of homers in the 12-4 drubbing of the Boston Red Sox.
In a week of pitching injuries and spot starts, the Blue Jays’ starting rotation has also stepped up by producing six quality starts in its last ten. That may not sound as an outstanding amount for the average team, but it is a whole lot better to what the team was getting prior. If the Jays’ hitters continue the way they are going, then the injury depleted rotation may be just fine. However, if the Jays’ offensive slump returns then Gibbons and his team will have to reply on some more solid starting pitching.
The Blue Jays are headed to The Bronx to face the New York Yankees for a three-game set, which will mark the start of a ten-game streak all against fellow AL East division rivals. The next week and a half will be another huge chapter for the Blue Jays and their playoff aspirations. Another ten-game streak of better-than-.500-baseball will see the Jays claim some more ground and right back in the discussion for a post-season berth. Another tough stretch, but watch out American League, the Blue Jays are coming. Go Jays!