Toronto Blue Jays Fans Boarding The Band Wagon Once Again
Don’t look now, but the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the hottest teams in the majors after sweeping a four game series with the American League power house Texas Rangers. The Jays have won 8 of their last 10 a stretch in which they took 6 of 7 from the Rangers. According to Blue Jays guru Mike Wilner, the Blue Jays have the best record in the A.L East since May 04th.
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 16, 2013
The starting rotation and the offense are clicking on all cylinders and the Jays see themselves only 4 games below the illusive .500 mark after a disastrous first 2 months.
The Blue Jays are poised to activate All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes off the disabled later this week fully recovered from his badly sprained ankle. Reyes has only played 10 games as a Blue Jay and will definitely add another element to their surging offense.
Designated hitter Adam Lind is absolutely on fire and one of the dominant hitters in the majors over the last 6 weeks. Lind is hitting .350 on the season and should qualify for the batting race by the end of the week having achieved enough at bats. In the last 10 games the resurrected Lind is batting .455 with 20 hits and 3 home runs punishing opposition pitching.
Colby Rasmus has found his stroke of late smashing home runs in 3 successive games against the Rangers. The recent power stroke has upped his season total to 13 round trippers while providing a .792 OPS out of the centre-field position.
The Jays starters have rounded into form with veteran Mark Buehrle leading the troops after a slow start. The Jays even got wins from reliever turned spot starter Esmil Rogers and the newly signed veteran Chien-Ming Wang after a quality start in only his second opportunity. The bullpen has remained rock steady all season long on the shoulders of Brett Cecil and company.
The Jays come home to face the Colorado Rockies with Josh Johnson taking the bump in the opener. The Jays are hopeful to be over .500 by weeks end after which they can start their uphill climb through the standings.
Hey, look at that the Blue Jays proverbial band wagon is almost full again.