Blue Jays beaten by Astros despite late-series surge

For the Blue Jays of 2019, positives are hard to come by. For the team and their fans, Sunday’s 12-0 thumping of the outstandingly competent Houston Astros might just be one of the few shining positives so far this season.
Despite dropping the first two games of the set in humiliating fashion, the Blue Jays, backed by a stellar starting performance by former Astro Trent Thornton, managed to come away with a single victory on Father’s Day after being obliterated in every sense of the word in the previous pair of contests.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird, from this weekend’s series in Houston:
The Good
At the plate, Teoscar Hernandez (2-for-6, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (3-for-12, 4 RBI, BB, 2 R) both had productive sets, while Freddy Galvis (7-for-12, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB) was electric at the dish, improving his OPS to .718 on the year. Cavan Biggio (4-for-13, 2 RBI, 2 R), who played in his hometown for the first time in his major-league career, had some big knocks despite striking out six times.
Brandon Drury (1-for-3, RBI, SO) was solid in limited at-bats, with Luke Maile (1-for-3, RBI, SO) contributing in a …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

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