That was fun. We need a blow out every now and then.
J.P. Arencibia had 2 home runs and a 2 run single for 6 RBI. Rajai Davis hit 2 homers for 4 RBI. Rajai Davis hit 2 home runs. Words I thought I'd never type. Yan Gomes hit the first one of his career and drove in 2.
We took 7 walks. Kelly Johnson and Edwin Encarnacion had 2.
Every one in the starting lineup contributed offensively.
Ricky Romero wasn't good, but he fought through 6 innings. He walked the leadoff hitter in 3 of his 6 innings, particularly lousy since we got out to an early lead, scoring 3 in the first inning. Ricky toughed it out and only allowed 1 run in his 6 innings, with 3 hits, 4 walks, 6 k.
Carlos Villanueva pitched a scoreless inning. Evan Crawford walked one and hit one before coming out of the game with an injury after getting just one out. Luis Perez came in and walked a batter, gave up a run scoring ground out and a 3 run homer, costing Crawford 2 earned runs. Francisco Cordero pitched a scoreless 9th (why couldn't he do that with a save on the line?) with just a walk counting against him.
Jays of the Day? JP is the only one to reach the magic number, with a .272 WPA, but I'm going to give one to Rajai too. I figure if you hit 2 out, you should get a JoD. Especially if you are Rajai. And I'm giving one to Yan Gomes, since he got his first MLB homer. No Suckage Jays. Edwin had the low mark (-.058), mostly off the strikeout with 2 on in the first. Fortunately JP followed that with a home run.
Tomorrow, former Jay Miguel Batista makes his 4th start of the year, after making the team as the long man in the pen. At 41, he is 1-1, with a 4.26 ERA. Brandon Morrow (4-2, 2.22) goes for the Jays. It is a 1:00 Eastern start. Let's build on the 3 game win streak.
40 games in, we are 22-18. Not bad at all and we seem to, finally, be playing the way we should.