I knew going into the series against the Texas Rangers was going be tough for the Toronto Blue Jays, but I didn’t think they would get outscored like they did.
In fact, the Blue Jays were outscored 34-16 in this three game series.
The Jays got hammered by the Rangers 14-3 in the first game on Friday night. The Rangers already had a 7-0 lead in the second inning.
The only bright spot for the Jays was Edwin Encarnacion`s 15th home run of the season in the sixth inning.
The second game on Saturday was the better of the three for the Blue Jays.
The Rangers took a 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning.
There was no scoring until the fifth inning when Jay’s outfielder, Colby Rasmus tied it up 2-2 with a two run homer.
The next inning, David Cooper drove in Eric Thames with a single to make it 3-2. Omar Vizquel drove in Thames with a bunt single to give the Jays a two run lead.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, though, the Rangers showed just why they are one of the best teams in baseball right now.
Nelson Cruz, Yorvit Torrealba, and Mitch Moreland hit solo home runs one right after another to give Texas a 5-4 lead.
At the top of the seventh inning, J.P. Arencibia drove in Jose Bautista to tie the game at five.
There was no scoring until the top of the 13th inning when Vizquel collected his second RBI of the game, driving in Brett Lawrie from second base. Vizquel scored on a fielding error later in the inning to give Toronto a two run lead, but once again, Texas refused to give up.
In the bottom of 13th, down 7-6, Josh Hamilton broke the hearts of Blue Jays fans by hitting a two run homer off of reliever, Jason Frasor, giving the Texas Rangers the 8-7 victory.
The game on Sunday was very similar to Friday’s game. The Rangers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the early innings.
Down 9-1, the Blue Jays did chip away at the huge lead in the middle innings, but their pitching let them down again in the seventh inning as Texas scored three more runs to make it 12-3.
In the eighth inning, Jay’s catcher, J.P. Arencibia hit his second of two home runs of the game to cut the lead 12-4.
In the ninth inning, Colby Rasmus made it 12-6 with a two run homer and the score would stand as the Rangers swept the Jays.
More bad news for the Jays. Shortstop, Yunel Escobar left Sunday’s game with a undisclosed injury.
Yunel Escobar left game due to injury
It doesn’t get any easier for the Blue Jays as their next opponent is another hot team in baseball right now. They open a three game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.