Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 5/31/12

Before I get to Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, I got a little bit of news about the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays have sent Eric Thames, who has been slumping at the plate lately, down to Triple A Las Vegas on Tuesday and has called up Mike McCoy. Thames hit .3o8 in the month of April, but has only hit .190 in May.

Mike McCoy has been called up from Triple A, Eric Thames gets sent down to minors

The Blue Jays have also shook up their overworked bullpen a little by promoting Aaron Laffey from Triple A and sent down Chad Beck.

I really amazed on how the Blue Jay played on Monday night, even though, they gave us fans a little bit of a scare at the top of the ninth inning.

Jay’s pitcher, Drew Hutchison was practically flawless on the mound, giving up only three hits, no runs, three walks, and struck out nine batters in seven innings.

Toronto opened the scoring in the first inning when Colby Rasmus drove in Kelly Johnson with a single.

Johnson then came up in the second inning and drove in David Cooper on a routine groundout.

Edwin Encarnacion made it 4-0 in the bottom of the third inning with his 16th home run of the season.

The next inning, Johnson, who got three RBIs in this game, hit a two run homer to make it 6-0.

There was no more scoring until the ninth inning when Baltimore looked as if they were making a comeback.

Wilson Betemit singled and drove in Adam Jones to give the Orioles their first run of the game.

Baltimore scored one more run in the inning, but that would it as the Blue Jays win at home 6-2.

Baltimore’s Adam Jones kicked off game two with a solo home run in the first inning. When I saw this I thought it was going to be the Oriole’s night.

Fortunately for the Jays, Rajai Davis tied the game in the bottom of the third inning by driving in third baseman, Brett Lawrie with a bunt single.

Later , in the same inning, Yunel Escobar, who didn’t play in Monday’s game due to a groin injury he suffered in Sunday’s game against Texas, drove in David Cooper with a routine groundout and gave his Blue Jays a 2-1 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Blue Jays scored three more runs.

First, Lawrie, who had three RBI’s in this game, hit a two run homer to put the Jays up by three. “Brett (Lawrie) swung the bat well,” said Blue Jay’s manager, John Farrell in a news conference after the game.

Blue Jay’s starting pitcher, Ricky Romero had a fairly good night on the mound. “Tonight, Ricky (Romero) had better tempo, better pace to the overall game,” said Farrell.

Romero gave up six hits, four earned runs, one walk and struck out seven in six innings pitched.

The Blue Jays broke the game wide open in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Shortly after the Jays scored their eighth run, Baltimore’s catcher, Matt Wieters was ejected from the game by home plate umpire, Doug Eddings what seemed to be for arguing balls and strikes.

At this point of game, I thought the Blue Jays were going to win by a landslide.

It turned out I was wrong.

At the top of the sixth inning, the Orioles scored three runs to cut Toronto’s lead to 8-4.

In the ninth, Jones hit his second home run in the game to cut the lead to two. I felt my heart beating a little faster when that home run was hit.

Thankfully, Blue Jay’s reliever, Casey Janssen, with a man on base and with two out got Wilson Betemit to hit into a routine ground out to end the game.

Toronto completed the sweep on Wednesday night by defeating the Orioles 4-1. I honestly did not think they would do it, but they did.

There was a scary moment, though, at the top of the seventh inning when Jay’s starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow took a line drive off his right shin and had to be carried off the field.

Jay’s manager, John Farrell told the media in a press conference after the game, that Morrow was okay. “Fortunately, we were able to, no pun intended, dodge a little bit of a bullet,” said Farrell as he described Morrow‘s situation from the team’s perspective.

Before Morrow left the field injured, he was having a pretty good night on the mound. He gave up only four hits, one earned run, two walks, and struck out eight batters in 6.1 innings pitched.

The Blue Jays open up a three game series at home against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

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