After a pathetic showing against the Angels at home, the Blue Jays, braced for a tumultuous time at Boston’s Fenway Park, managed to leave Boston with a pair of wins in hand, thanks chiefly to some stellar starts and surprisingly clutch performances from some of the team’s big bats.
In a much-needed series victory, the team showed that, despite some subpar stretches this month, there may be just a hint of hope for a decent finish this season.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s set in Boston:
Marcus Stroman (6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, BB, 6 SO) was outstanding in his start, while fellow starter Trent Thornton (6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, BB, 7 SO) put together his second straight solid outing. In the bullpen, Daniel Hudson (1.0 IP, SO) and Nick Kingham (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 SO) were both flawless.
With the bats, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (5-for-15, R, 2B) had a productive series, so too did Rowdy Tellez (3-for-6, 4 R, 2 BB, HR, 2B). Teoscar Hernandez (2-for-8, 2 BB, 4 R, 3 SO) demonstrated solid plate discipline, while Freddy Galvis (4-for-13, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB) also had a great time at Fenway.
Finally, Eric Sogard (5-for-15, 2 R, 2 …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation