Though this week’s series didn’t appear to be nearly as exciting as some series since the All-Star break, the Blue Jays (51-73), more youthful and excited than ever, pounded the Texas Rangers to take a series victory in a cleanly played home series in front of relatively strong crowds. Thanks to steady offensive contributions and timely (and unlikely) strikeouts, the Blue Jays played well throughout, despite falling in the finale.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this week’s Rangers-Blue Jays showdown:
Bo Bichette (5-for-14, 3 R, 3 2B, RBI, BB, SB), Cavan Biggio (3-for-12, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB), and Randal Grichuk (6-for-12, 5 R, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, BB) were all productive, while Danny Jansen (5-for-9, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI) was quietly effective on both sides of the ball.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Billy McKinney (1-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB) had a good set, albeit in limited at-bats, with Justin Smoak (4-for-8, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB) also contributing.
On the mound, Wilmer Font (2.0 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO), Ken Giles (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, BB, SO, SV), and Derek Law (1.0 IP, H, 0 R/ER, 2 SO) were solid, so too was Thomas …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation