The Streak Continues, Blue Jays Win 10th Straight
Jays are scorching hot, Astros’ offense is frigid.
Update – 1:30 am
The Toronto Blue Jays keep the streak alive as they win their 10th straight victory.
It took a bit of work, as the Jays needed extra innings to extend their streak. The Red Sox failed to halt the hottest team in baseball as they fall 5-4 in 11 innings.
Russell Martin was the star for the Jays, as he hit his 10th home run on the season in the top of the 11th, to help continue Toronto’s winning ways.
The Jays now trail the first place New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays but just a game.
Original Post – June 11th
The Toronto Blue Jays just keeping rolling along as they win their eighth straight game on Wednesday with a 7-2 victory and series sweep over the Miami Marlins.
Prior to the current streak, the Jays were 24-30, in fourth place in the AL East and 4.5 games behind the first place Yankees. Now eight games later they are one game over .500, at 31-30 and have picked up 1.5 games on the Yankees lead. The only downfall to Toronto’s win streak is that the Yanks are also hot lately winning eight of their last 10 games.
But the Jays are playing great baseball now, their offense has come alive, averaging seven runs a game during the win streak, and there is a different star each night. On Wednesday, Jose Reyes, Justin Smoak, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson all went yard and the pitching staff received another quality outing as rookie right-hander Scott Copeland tossed a gem of a game.
In his first career start, a spot start for the Jays, Copeland threw seven innings, allowing a run on six hits, with no walks and four strikeouts. The rookie right-hander was option back to Triple-A after the game, but he gave his club excatly what they needed.
I actually wouldn’t use the word cold, I would say frigid, when it comes to describing the current losing streak for the Houston Astros.
On June 3, the Astros won their third straight game and were six games up on the secoond place Angels. But exactly one week later the winning streak has turned into a seven losing streak and the lead has dimished to just 1.5 games over the second place Minnesota Twins. The offense has been non-existent as the Astros have only scored more than two runs, once during the current streak.
On Wednesday, they were swept by the Chicago White Sox, dropping the game 3-1 as Sox starter Jose Quintana threw a gem allowing one run on six hits, walking one and striking out three to earn his third win of the season.
The only highlight of the day for the Astros was George Springer, who finished the game 5 for 5 to extend his current hit streak to five games.
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