Though rare, it is possible for losses to be fun. In the Blue Jays’ case, Sunday’s shattering 1-0 loss to the division-leading New York Yankees wasn’t nearly as disappointing as the score would suggest. One might even be able to call it somewhat “fun”.
Thanks to a smattering of offensive contributions from the entirety of the lineup, the Blue Jays were able to split a tough series against one of the American League’s most competitive squads. For a team that’s rebuilding, they’ve demonstrated exceptional effort, even when going against difficult and intimidating opponents.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s four-game series at Rogers Centre:
Bo Bichette (4-for-16, 3 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB) had an encouraging, albeit comparatively unspectacular set, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-12, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB) showed major heart in an epic ninth-inning battle against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (2-for-5, RBI) was hitting prior to hurting himself, with Teoscar Hernandez (3-for-8, 3 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB) also contributing in a big way. Reese McGuire (4-for-6, 3 R, 2B, HR, RBI) was outstanding in Thursday’s game
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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation