The beat goes on for the Jays. After a 6-1 week five (May 3 – May 9) Toronto finds itself in third place in the AL East, 19-14 overall and 2.5 games ahead of the Red Sox. With a three game set ready to begin tonight in Fenway, the Jays have a chance to extend that lead and keep Boston’s early season misery going.
Here are three things about the Jays from week five: Continue reading Three Things From Week Five
Taking three of four from Oakland at the end of week four (April 26 – May 2) salvaged a rough start for the Jays, and left them at an even .500 through 26 games. The week started with three very competitive games against Boston that were at once encouraging and frustrating. Encouraging because the Jays proved that they could play with elite competition like the Red Sox, but frustrating because they know they can not consistently beat them. However, the fact that this ballclub, who was predicted to finish dead last, has won an equal number of games as they’ve lost, is a good sign.
Here are three noteworthy things from the week that was for the Jays: Continue reading Three Things From Week Four
The third week of the 2010 schedule was an up-and-down affair for the Blue Jays. They had their first taste of tough AL East competition with a three game set in Tampa, and finished the week with a 3-3 record. But shoddy bullpen work played a part in all three losses, leaving a black mark on what could have been a stellar week. Starting pitching continues to be a strong spot for Toronto, but poor hitting is putting heavy pressure on the bullpen, which, aside from Kevin Gregg, is crumbling. Continue reading Three Things From Week Three