It was another roller coaster week for the Toronto Blue Jays. After winning back to back games, Toronto ended the week with two losses in a row against the Baltimore Orioles,
In the last game in the Tampa Bay series, the Blue Jays made a come back and beat the Rays 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Jose Bautista drove in the winning run with a single. Bautista went four for four at the plate and collected four RBIs.
“He’s (Bautista) pretty good,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons after the game, “He definitely carried us offensively.”
Starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle also had a good night. Buehrle gave up four hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.
The Blue Jays next opponent was Baltimore. Toronto hammered the Orioles in the first game 12-6. Edwin Encarncion (who is having another good season offensively) went 1-4 at the plate. J.P. Arencibia went two for five at the plate during the game. Both Encarnacion and Arencibia racked up four RBIs.
Despite giving up 10 hits, Brandon Morrow still had a good night on the mound, striking out five batters during the game.
It looked as if Toronto was turning their season around. Even Gibbons was impressed by his team’s performance. ”We’ve been on a little bit of a roll,” he said.
However, the mini winning streak came to a abrupt end.
In the second game against the Orioles, Toronto got trounced 10-6.
The third game was much closer. ” We made a run at it, we came up short, ” said Gibbons.
Yes, the Jays came up short, losing 6-5.
Adam Lind and Bautista both went three for five at the plate.
R.A. Dickey’s winning streak came to a end too. Dickey pitched 6.2 innings, giving up nine hits, six earned runs, three walks, and struck out four batters.