Blue Jays Series Recap – Bouncing Back To Sweep BoSox

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).


5 Responses to “Blue Jays Series Recap – Bouncing Back To Sweep BoSox”

  1. 1 chief00 July 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    What would it take to pry Anibal Sanchez away from MIA? I think they’ve made him available, and I have no trouble believing they’ll be sellers at the deadline.

    • 2 Idiot Fan July 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Anibal is an animal. If the Marlins are sellers they have a ton of useful pieces for sale. I’d take Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco depending on price for any of them.

      I’d definitely pay a premium for Anibal, great K/BB, decent ground ball rate.

      • 3 chief00 July 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

        I love it when stupid ownership goes out and does stupid things. In the past you could always count on Angelos going out and signing FAs only to have the O’s underwhelm the rest of the American League. It seems as if MIA has joined that circus. Here’s to hoping the Jays are able to reap the benefits of their stupidity. I hope the fans like Heath, Jose, Ozzie, Zambrano and that new ball park.

        Anyways, here’s a thought. Alvarez, Snider, Gose, Loup and a PTBNL or cash for Hanley and Anibal. Then flip Hanley to ARI for Upton.

        PS: Have you noticed that MIA hasn’t played well since Ozzie gave Fidel Castro the ‘thumbs-up’?

      • 4 chief00 July 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

        Shoot. Sanchez and Infante to the Tigers…

  2. 5 chief00 July 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I can’t say I’m disappointed with the results of the last two series. The NYY were a wake-up call. The BOS sweep was not only impressive, it was a pleasure. Carlos and Laffey continue to impress and the Jays just keep pounding the ball, even when Jose’s on the DL.

    The everyday major league talent that they’ve collected to this point is impressive. All they need to do now is find a few more reliable major league starters. Easier said than done, of course, but it’s every GM’s job so it’s not the impossible dream.

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