Facing off against Canadians Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor, the Blue Jays, floundering after a disappointing stretch against the Boston Red Sox, hoped to turn their luck around against the San Diego Padres (28-25) this weekend at Rogers Centre.
While the outcome of the series wasn’t necessarily what Charlie Montoyo and the Blue Jays wanted, there was still progress made, and there were many positives to take away from a rather wild series against the NL West-dwelling Padres.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from May’s second of three series’ against NL West teams:
Cavan Biggio (3-for-10, HR, 2 RBI, R overall) was spectacular in the finale, while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (6-for-10, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 2 B, 5 R), returning from Triple-A, had an outstanding series that took the Blue Jays and their fans by storm. In addition, Justin Smoak (3-for-11, 3 HR, BB, 7 RBI, 3 R) was tremendous, playing some sound first base to match.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-12, 2 R, BB, 2B) was quietly productive, while Eric Sogard (2-for-5, 2B, R) turned in a solid game after returning from a minor thumb injury.
On the mound, Marcus Stroman (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, BB, 2 SO) effortlessly sliced …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation