Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/25/13
The Toronto Blue Jays were heavy pre season  favorites to make a lot of noise in the AL east.  Jose Reyes, Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle with 2 no hitters under his belt and Melky Cabrera were all expected to take them deep into the post season. Injury and poor performances had the Blue Jays 12 games out on June 10th after losing to the 2005 World Series champ Chicago White Sox (sorry it’s all I have shut up!).  Then magic struck, an 11 game win streak put them 2 over 500 and only 5 games out.  Side note back to back home games each drew 42,000+ fans as well, not too bad eh? The hitting had improved but the pitching was a great story, that 11 game win streak showed opponents scores of 5,1,0,1,2, 0, 3, 2, 6, 2 and 5.  When the pitching is getting it done the offense can relax and do what they do. However the last 2 games have seen them lose 4-1 and 5-1 at the hands of Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore, settling in back at 500. The hitting has been up and down.  In the last
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