While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit the longest home run of his career on Thursday night, he got an off day due to weather on Friday. On Saturday afternoon in the first part of a double-dip, he faced Mike Minor and hit his fourth home run of the year.
Already leading 3-0 before his big swing, this isn’t a stadium in which you can just hit a cheapie at. Guerrero Jr. really got ahold of this pitch and drove it out to a deep left field bullpen.
The Blue Jays held on to win this game, but dropped the second game bringing their season record to around what you might have expected at 7-8. The good news is that there doesn’t appear to be a good team in the division unless you count the Boston Red Sox, who should see some regression soon.
At day’s end, Guerrero Jr. has a slash line of .412/.524/.706 to begin his first 15 games. Certainly he’s not going to keep up this pace, but this is the reason he is the story at the time being for the Blue Jays. If Toronto gets George Springer back and going and can see Cavan Biggio and Marcus Semien swing like they’re capable of, Guerrero Jr. should continue to put up some eye popping numbers.