This team looked toast on Sunday. It’s amazing how quickly things can change.
After pulling off a sweep of the Phillies on Thursday’s doubleheader, the Blue Jays suddenly boast a 12-11 record and are sitting in a playoff spot.
Things worth mentioning…
In Game 1, Chase Anderson got the ball and grinded his way through three-and-two-thirds of work, scattering a couple of runs on four hits and a walk. It was nothing spectacular, but Anderson allowed the Jays a chance to win the game, which is all you can ask for from your fifth starter. After him, the bullpen was fantastic.
Julian Merryweather, the infamous PTBNL from the Josh Donaldson trade finally made his debut for the team, which was a cool sight given the fact many fans were skeptical that he was even real. It took him a long time to get here, but Merryweather made it memorable by picking up four outs, three of which came via the strikeout.
In his MLB debut, Julian Merryweather’s four-seam fastball averaged 97.5 mph, but the @BlueJays prospect got his three strikeouts (in 1 1/3 scoreless frames) on breaking balls. pic.twitter.com/eaSYSk5fKu
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation