TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 13: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits his 40th home run of the season during MLB action at the Rogers Centre September 13, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Unexpected win last night, but as pointed out in the GDT it has been typical of the bizarre and awful season that is the Toronto Blue Jays 2012. Still a pretty good win. Congrats to EE for joining the 40/100 club and also presumably the winner of the most pleasant surprise of 2012 award... if that existed.
GAME RECAP LINKS
Edwin Encarnacion hits his 40th homer as Jays beat the Mariners | MLB | Sports | National Post
National Post's Recap of the Jays win
Encarnacion hits 40th homer as Jays dump Mariners to avoid sweep - The Globe and Mail
CP/The Globe recap of the win over the King.
Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays - September 13, 2012 | MLB.com SEA Recap
Seattle's Take on the Jays win.
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Baseball History - September 14th - National Pastime - Baseball History
1987 The Blue Jays blast a major league record of ten home runs in an 18-3 rout of the Orioles at Camden Yards. Ernie Whitt goes deep three times Rance Mulliniks and George Bell each hit a pair and Lloyd Moseby Rob Ducey and Fred McGriff each go deep once with Baltimore's Mike Hart adding one to tie the two-team major league mark of 11. Also broken is Cal's consecutive innings streak. EDITED: The Link detail is wrong. It was at Exhibition Stadium not Camden Yards.
Surprise of the 2012 Season
EE the Hitting Machine (82 votes)
The awfulness of Ricky Romero (253 votes)
The Horrible Luck (Injuries etc) (104 votes)
How Bad Prometheus Was (8 votes)
All of the Above (93 votes)
Hawk Harrelson for the Ford C Frick? Really? (27 votes)
567 total votes