Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Toronto-blue-jays-edwin

Edwin Encarnacion

Before I get to anything else, I would like to pose a question to you.  Should Edwin Encarnacion be considered a candidate for the  Amercian League Most Valuable Player Award despite being on a losing team?  I say yes.  He is having a career year.  Look at these numbers folks.  a .280 batting average, 152 hits, 93 runs scored, 24 doubles, 42 home runs and 110 RBIs.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying he should win the award, all I’m saying he shouldn’t be dismissed as a candidate.

After splitting a series with the Baltimore Orioles, I didn’t know what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays when they faced the New York Yankees for four games.

Well, the Jays took game one, shutting out the Yankees 6-0.  Starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow had a very good night on the mound, giving up only four hits, no earned runs, three walks, and struck out three batters in seven innings pitched.

The offensive star of the game for the Jays was Edwin Encarnacion, who went three for four and collected three RBIs.

The Yankees jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in game two.

In the bottom of the second inning, down by three runs, the Jays had a great opportunity to tie or even take the lead with the bases loaded.   However, just like they have done far too often this season, they were unable to cash in any runs.

Colby Rasmus gave the Jays fans a glimmer of hope in the bottom of the fifth inning when he hit a solo home run to cut the Yankees lead to 3-1.

Unfortunately, Russell Martin dashed my hopes of a Blue Jay comeback as he hit a three run blast at the top of the sixth inning to make it 6-1.

Down 8-2, Adam Lind made it a little bit interesting in the bottom of the seventh inning when he hit a two run homer to make it 8-4 Yankees.

The Yankees scored three more runs in the final two innings and went away with 11-4 victory.

Toronto came from a 2-0 deficit  to beat the Yankees in the third game 3-2.   Rajai Davis had a good day at the plate, going three for four, scoring one run, and collecting two RBIs.

Starting pitcher, Ricky Romero had to leave the game after the third inning for what appeared to be an injury to his foot.

It looked as if the Jays were going to win the series this afternoon when they were up 5-1, but the Yankees proved once again why they’re still one of the best offensive teams in the league as they made a huge comeback to beat Toronto 9-6.

The Blue Jays have only three games left in the 2012 season.  Starting tomorrow night, they will host the Minnesota Twins.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao after loss: 'I thought I won the fight'

Did Evan Mathis respond to Chip Kelly's slight with barb?

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Report: Rams trade RB Zac Stacy to Jets

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Falcons draft pick's house burned down during draft

Packers trade up to draft Brett Hundley

Greg Hardy apologizes for joke about 9/11

Mayweather bans Rachel Nichols, Michelle Beadle from covering fight

Five takeaways from Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft

Elite recruit Jaylen Brown commits to California

Clippers beat Spurs on Chris Paul shot in Game 7

Jimmy Kimmel's Manny Pacquiao T-shirt goes viral

Big fight packs airport, leaves no room for planes

Pete Carroll discusses Russell Wilson's contract status

Jim Harbaugh not happy Lou Holtz is out at ESPN

Cubs fans want Harry Caray video for seventh inning stretch

Winners and losers from the NFL draft

Brooklyn Decker expecting first child with Andy Roddick

Michigan using other programs' draftees to recruit players?

Texas staffer takes shots at Baylor, Texas A&M during draft

Rob Gronkowski wears awesome suit to Kentucky Derby

WATCH: Bryce Petty reacts to being drafted by the Jets

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Winners and losers from the NFL draft

Report: Zac Stacy traded to Jets

Hardy apologizes for joke about 9/11

Jerry Jones sends letter to Pacquiao

Mayweather bans Beadle, Nichols

WATCH: A-Rod fights back tears

A-Rod hits 660th home run, ties Willie Mays

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Celebrities make their picks

Ryan Succop offers to arm-wrestle Marcus Mariota for No. 8

Laila Ali rips Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Peterson wants more money from Vikes

Chip Kelly just doesn’t care about defense

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.