By a show of hands, who out there had the Toronto Blue Jays who aren’t really going to appear in Toronto beginning the season 3-1 after a trip to the Bronx and then flying all the way out to Texas for the first full capacity sporting event since the COVID-19 pandemic began?
Obviously, not us. However, we didn’t have Steven Matz surviving and thriving to the tune of 6 and 1/3 innings, with 9 strikeouts and one earned run allowed.
Also, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. extended his hitting streak to four games by opening up the scoring in the first inning.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 5, 2021
Later in the game, Cavan Biggio homered as did Marcus Semien who is proving to be a good lead-off option for the Jays. Randall Grichuk added a few more hits.
The Jays are an upstart team playing with house money it seems, and thus far it’s working out.