After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Bronx Bombers it appeared the Blue Jays season was starting to lose some steam. The Jays lost there top hitter Jose Bautista to a wrist injury and all in all the attitude surrounding the team seemed a bit negative.
With a three game set in Boston following the ass kicking by the Yankees things couldn’t have looked worse. The Jays made a trade prior to the series where they acquired three veteran bullpen arms and in the process opened a spot for former top prospect Travis Snider.
Well, the team is now 3-0 with Lunchbox in the lineup. Not that he is the only reason the team played well this weekend against the Red Sox but it doesn’t hurt to have increased pop and depth throughout your batting order. It also doesn’t hurt that the team was picked up with huge starts from Carlos Villanueva and Aaron Laffey.
The Blue Jays romped the Red Sox this weekend with no game being even remotely competitive. They finished off the impressive sweep with a 15-7 blowout with four homeruns, including one each for Brett Lawrie and Travis Snider (first of season).
CURRENT RECORD: 48-47 (+21 run differential), 3 games behind wild-card leading Oakland A’s (51-44, +16 run differential).
Here are the quick recaps and boxscores:
Game 1 – Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 – Aaron Laffey with seven shutout innings.
Game 2 – Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3 – Carlos Villanueva very sharp over six innings.
Game 3 – Blue Jays 15, Red Sox 7 – Sweep completed with four homeruns, Travis Snider with first HR of season.
UP NEXT: Off day Monday followed by mid-week series versus Oakland (51-44, +16 run differential).