Found May 20, 2012 on

I must admit, after the Jays swept the New York Yankees in their last series, I wasn’t expecting too much this weekend when they faced the New York Mets.

Well, they surprised me again by winning the first two games and came very close to another sweep on Sunday.  Not to mention that outstanding pitching performance by Brandon Morrow on Saturday afternoon.

Friday night’s game was a real slug fest for the Blue Jays as they beat the Mets 14-5.

“Just an outstanding offensive night,” said Blue Jay’s manager, John Farrell as he describes how well his team played that night.

The Blue Jays hit a total of five home runs in the game

J.P. Arencibia was obvious the key to the Blue Jays offense on this night.  He hit two home runs and collected six RBIs.

Rajai Davis reached a milestone of his own by also hitting two home runs in the game.  This was his first multi-home run game of his Major League career.

Speaking of milestones, Yan Gomes hit his first ever Major League home run in this game.  

Brandon Morrow pitches a complete game shut-out Saturday

Scott Hairston made it a little interesting in the eighth inning when he hit a three run homer to cut the Blue Jays lead down to nine runs.

As for the Jay’s pitcher, Ricky Romero, he  pitched six innings, giving up three hits, one earned run, walked four, no home runs and struck out six batters.

It got better for the Blue Jays on Saturday as starter, Brandon Morrow pitched a complete game shut-out as Toronto defeated the Mets 2-0.

“Just a beautifully pitched game by Brandon (Morrow),” said Farrell in a press conference after Saturday’s game, “The story of the day is clearly is Brandon.”  I can’t argue with that.

The only scoring in this game happened in the fifth inning.

Kelly Johnson hit a RBI double, driving in Jeff Mathis from first base.  On the same play, Johnson reached third on an error.

The next batter, Yunel Escobar, drove Johnson in from third base with a RBI single. 

Morrow gave up only three hits, one walk, and struck out eight batters in this game.

The Mets jumped out to an early  2-0 on Sunday when David Wright doubled in the first inning with none out, driving in Andres Torres and Mike Baxter.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis made 3-0 by hitting a double and driving in Wright.

The Mets tacked on another run in the second inning when Baxter tripled and drove in Ronny Cedeno.

The Jays cut the Mets lead to three runs in bottom of the second inning when rookie, Yan Gomes drove in Ben Francisco from second base with an RBI single.

In the next inning, Jose Baustista hit his 11th home run of the season to make it 4-2.

Down 6-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Bautista singled to center and drove in Gomes.

In the eighth inning, Eric Thames doubled to right and drove in J.P. Arencibia from second base.

The Blue Jay got one more run later that inning, but that was all they would get as the Mets avoided the sweep by winning 6-5.

The Jays are now off to Tampa  Bay as they will open a three game series against the Rays Monday night.  This will not be an easy series for the Blue Jays, knowing how good the Rays are this year.



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