After a hapless and underwhelming series loss at the hands of the juggernaut Yankees in New York over the weekend, the Blue Jays, perpetually short-handed in the way of pitchers, hobbled into Boston to play a mammoth four-game series against the streaky Red Sox this week.
Though the bats did come alive at times, and some pitchers were able to shut down some of the hottest hitters on the opposing team, the boys in blue fell in three games of the four, dropping their record to an abysmal 36-62.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this week’s series in Boston:
Back on the scene with authority, Teoscar Hernandez (3-for-9, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 4 SO, 5 R) exploded at the plate in the series, while Eric Sogard (5-for-14, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB, 3 SO) and Justin Smoak (5-for-16, 3 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB) continued to have solid seasons. Billy McKinney (3-for-8, 3 R, 3B, HR, 2 RBI) was also quietly clutch, with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (5-for-19, 2 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, SB) putting together a nice stretch in his own right.
On the mound, Daniel Hudson (1.0 IP, H, BB, SO, 0 R/ER) and David Phelps (1.2 IP, 0 …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation