I just love baseball. It’s amazing, I can sit here in the peace and quiet after being in the sun all day at the beach – with my kids in bed – and enjoy a game between two bad teams.
However, the Blue Jays won their 45th ballgame of the year; and fifth in a row. They’re no longer the pushover that say, the Orioles or Royals are of 2019. And they’re a little interesting. That’s why we have prepared in writing about them a little more. We want to be ahead of the curb here at Diamond Hoggers.
The Blue Jays will eventually be the must-see TV team in all of the game. They’ll become the Braves of 2023 – and when they do – we want to have told a lot of the story. This is just a grain of sand in the hourglass, in terms of the Friday night game that they won 5-2 at Camden Yards with Wilmer Font and Aaron Brooks starting.
Guerrero followed up his huge Friday night performance with a really nice game again. He singled in the first inning to score Lourdes Gurriel Jr., walked, scored a run, and lined out in his final at-bat. Now, his .268/.343/.455 slash to go along with 13 home runs and 48 RBI is beginning to morph into a nice rookie season. He has to just keep plugging away, and hoping the ball club doesn’t continue to rest him at such a frequent rate. He also made his 12th error of the season on a throw to first. I would like to see him tighten up his defense.
Galvis had three hits, including his 17th home run of the year in the fourth inning that put Toronto ahead 3-0. It’s surprising that the Blue Jays didn’t find a taker at the deadline for Galvis. Even more, he’s a guy in past years that would have been moved in August; but that deadline no longer exists. So he will trudge out his days as an odd part in Toronto.
Derek Law got the two-inning save, his first. Bo Bichette had a hit, he’s hit in every game of his career. Brandon Drury hit another bomb, his 12th. Every guy in baseball has a dozen bombs, it seems.