That was the first time all season that the Blue Jays have really kicked the shit out of an opponent. And it was a very pleasant experience!
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As I said, this was really the first commanding win of the Blue Jays’ season. Until Friday, only one of their wins (a 5-1 win in Washington) had been by more than three runs. It was nice to finally see the offence kick the doors down and just completely pour it on an opponent for once.
But as big as the 12-4 final looks, this really didn’t look like it was going to be a rout in Toronto’s favour. It looked to be the opposite, actually. Tampa got off to a quick 3-0 lead, and, with a struggling Tanner Roark on the mound, it appeared that the Rays would blow things open. But Roark managed to grind through four innings, scattering no more than those three earned runs. It was hardly a start to write home about, but he stopped things from getting out of hand.
In the sixth inning, it again looked like Tampa was ready to pounce and take control of the …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation