Not only did Kawhi Leonard bring an NBA Championship to Toronto, but is he now trying to save another Toronto sports team? The final game of the Blue Jays’ series against the Angels was quickly overshadowed as soon as people realized that “The Claw” had arrived at the stadium.
However, it seems like Leonard may have had something to do in helping the Blue Jays avoid getting swept by the city that threatens to steal him away. The Blue Jays are now heading into Boston for a three-game series, in hopes of avoiding another series-sweep. As the Red Sox have been the hottest team in the AL since the beginning of June.
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Trent Thornton’s rollercoaster season ascended upwards during his latest-start against the Astros. The 25-year-old recorded one of his best outings of the season against a battered and bruised Astros’ lineup. Thornton pitched six and 2/3 scoreless innings and recorded seven strikeouts.
While commanding the strike zone was an issue for Thornton once again, he was able to take advantage of an over-anxious Astros’ lineup through his 6.2 innings of work. Thornton will have to locate his pitches more effectively in this start against the Red Sox. …
Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation