After squeaking out an extra-innings win in Tampa on Friday, the Blue Jays have extended their winning streak to six games.
Before this stretch, their longest winning streak of the season was two, and winning back-to-back games was something they had only done once. You have to go all the way back to July of 2016 to find the last time the Blue Jays have been on this long of a winning streak.
Things worth mentioning…
We’ll start off with arguably the best defensive play we’ve seen so far this season. In the first inning, with the Rays already up 1-0, Lourdes Gurriel saved a run by throwing an absolute cannon from left field to nab Yandy Diaz at home. It was reminiscent of the legendary throw by Yoenis Cespedes back in Oakland a few years ago.
Good Lourdes, @yunitogurriel has a CANNON pic.twitter.com/0LXSoC0vnY
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 21, 2020
Shortly after that, we got back-to-back dingers from Teoscar and Vlad, the latter of which was an insane line-drive that was just launched over the fence. Imagine if there were fans in the audience for this? Vlad hit that ball 115.9 …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation