This past week has been good for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays won two out of three games against the Minnesota Twins and three of their players are headed to the mid-summer classic.
Toronto shut-out Minnesota in the first game 4-0. Both Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista went three for four at the plate and collected two RBIs each.
Jay’s starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle was excellent on the mound, going seven innings, giving up six hits, no earned runs, no walks, and struck out five batters.
In the second game, it was the Blue Jays that got shut-out. 6-0.
“We couldn’t get anything going. That’s the bottom line,” said Blue Jay’s manager, John Gibbons i the post game press conference.
Maicer Izturis went three for three at the plate. Starting pitcher, R.A. Dickey was rough up pretty good on the mound. Dickey gave up seven hits, six earned runs, two walks, and struck out three batters in seven innings pitched. Dickey has a 8-9 win-loss record. Not exactly stellar for a Cy Young winner.
The next day, the Blue Jays won 11-5. Colby Rasmus went three for four at the plate and racked up three RBI’s
Starting pitcher, Todd Richmond gave up a hit, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out four batters in five innings pitched. Not bad for a fairly young pitcher.
More good news for the Jays. Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Brett Cecil are going to this year’s All-Star game at Citi Field in New York. It is going to be Bautista’s fourth appearance at the All-Star game. It is going to be Encarnacion’s and Cecil’s first ever All-Star game. Congratulations to all three of you.
It’s great to see Encarncion named to the American League All-Star team. He’s had a good year offensively.
The Blue Jays continue their three game series against Cleveland tonight.