(TORONTO, ON) – Only time will tell if the Blue Jays (30-35)4 game sweep over the last place Baltimore Orioles (19-45)over the weekend is more than an isolated bright spot on an otherwise bleek radar screen. Yet it only take a spark to get a fire going.
The two sparks that kicked off and sustained the Jays 13-3 onslaught of the Orioles Sunday, to make it a perfect 4-0 series for Toronto were DH Curtis Granderson who slapped in career high 6 RBI’s, and lead off pitcher Marco Engrada 2 ball win over 6 innings.
After an 8-24 slide the Jays 19 hit slug fest was no doubt a welcome reprieve to the home town fans jammed into the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto. Virtually every batter in the order on the hometown roster either got a solid hit, and/or was batted in after being walked.
However with 97 games left on the season, and free agent trade deadlines looming it too early to predict the season long trajectory of the ball club. Especially when the next 30 or so games are against clubs with records .500 or above .
For now it takes some of the heat of Jay’s manager John Gibbons and his staff, who are otherwise facing a very long hot Summer.