Blue Jays Series Recap – A Royal Pain

The Toronto Blue Jays took two of three games on the road against a very game Kansas City team however the big news was the injury sustained by our all-star shortstop Jose Reyes.

The good news is the Jays actually received a couple decent outings from its starting pitchers.  R.A. Dickey responded with a solid effort and JA Happ was reasonably effective also.

Other news making the rounds during the series was the possibly transition of third basemen Brett Lawrie to second base.

After the series Wes noted:

A few things:

  • They haven’t been caught stealing yet;
  • There are only a handful of categories in which the Jays are above AL average in a positive way;
  • Despite being top 7 in 2B, 3B, and HR, the Jays are 10th in SLG;
  • Only HOU has struck out more often; and
  • Only four teams have an OBP below .300, and TOR is tied with TB at .295.

It’s time to steal some bases.

CURRENT RECORD: 5-7 (-20 run differential)

Here are the quick recaps and boxscores:

Game 1 – Blue Jays 8, Royals 4 – Blue Jays offense explosion over shadowed by Jose Reyes being lost for three months.

Game 2 – Blue Jays 3, Royals 2 – Dickey leads Jays to win with 6.1 strong innings

Game 3 – Royals 3, Blue Jays 2 – Alex Gordon with game winning hit in bottom of ninth.

UP NEXT: The Blue Jays return home to face the Chicago White Sox (5-7, -8 run differential) for a four game set at the Rogers Centre.

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