The Toronto Blue Jays sweep home and home series

It’s hard to believe, but the Toronto Blue Jays won all four games in a home and home series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

“We’re hot right now,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons after the fourth game.  “Realistically, if you look at the lineup, there are some pretty good hitters in there.”

The Jays won the first two games in Philadelphia, 3-0 and 6-5.

Colby Rasmus went two  for three in the first game of the series

Pitcher, J.A. Happ won his first game of the season, giving up just three hits, no earned runs, four walks, and struck out two batters.

The second game went into extra innings.

Tied 5-5, Melky Cabrera scored the winning run at the top of the 10th inning by a sacrifice fly by Juan Francisco.

Both Francisco and Rasmus collected two RBIs during the game.

Pitcher, Drew Hutchison pitched eight innings, giving up nine hits, five earned runs, a walk, and struck out six batters.

The Blue Jays hammered the Phillies in the third game in Toronto 10-0.

Edwin Encarnacion went two for four at the plate, collecting three RBIs.

Pitcher, Mark Buehrle now has a win-loss record of 6-1.  Buehrle gave up just three hits, no earned runs, two walks, and struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.

“He (Buehrle) kept them (the Phillies) off balance,” said Gibbons.  “He had a good game plan.”  “He pitches to win.”

During the post-game press conference, Gibbons added that he hopes to go with a seven man bullpen in the future.  Right now, the Jays have a five man bullpen.

The Jays won the fourth and final game by a score 12-6.


Edwin Encarnacion

Encarnacion went three for four at the plate and racked up another three RBIs.  A total of six RBIs during the home and home series.

Adam Lind also collected three RBIs during the game.

Despite giving up seven hits, R.A Dickey pitched probably his best game of the season.  In 6.1 inniings pitched, Dickey gave up just two earned runs, three walks, and struck out eight batters.   Outstanding.