In one of the most cohesive and impressive series’ this team has played thus far, the Blue Jays (14-14), swept the Oakland Athletics (14-16) at home this weekend in the long-awaited debut series of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Now 7-3 over their last 10 contests (and three games ahead of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East), the Blue Jays swept the season series against Oakland 6-0 in tremendous fashion.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from the maiden voyage of the Guerrero-era Toronto Blue Jays:
Brandon Drury (6-for-12, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2B) had an exceptional series, as did fellow infielder Eric Sogard (6-for-11, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB), both of whom pleasantly surprised Blue Jays fans all series long.
Though it didn’t show up in the box score, Guerrero Jr. (3-for-12, 2B, BB, 3 SO) had himself a productive first series in the bigs, showing admirable range in the field and showing excellent plate discipline. Randal Grichuk (5-for-14, 3 RBI, 2B) was quietly effective as well, improving his average to .270 on the season.
On the mound, Ryan Tepera (1.1 IP, H, 2 SO, 0 ER, 2 G) and Ken Giles (2.0 IP, 1 H, W, 3 SO) were stellar in relief, while …
Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation