Blue Jays Sweep Series With Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles score board in Rogers Centre in Toronto, on 10 June 2018.Photo by Kim Elliott.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles score board in Rogers Centre in Toronto, on 10 June 2018.
Photo by Kim Elliott.

(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.

Toronto Blue Jays batting against the Baltimore Orioles score board in Rogers Centre in Toronto, on 10 June 2018.Photo by Kim Elliott.

Toronto Blue Jays batting against the Baltimore Orioles score board in Rogers Centre in Toronto, on 10 June 2018.
Photo by Kim Elliott.

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.

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Kim Elliott
Kim's first foray into sports writing was for The Lance student newspaper at the University of Windsor. While broadcasting at CJAM and with OUA.TV, he belonged to an award-winning sports media team which picked up the 2013-14 Lancer A honours. In turn, Kim began broadcasting and writing for the Windsor Express, of the National Basketball League of Canada, for WE-TV, and now at The Square. Kim has obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Hons) and a degree in Education from the University of Windsor. Email Kim Elliott

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