The Jays are rocking this week. They won three out of four against a tough Rangers team then took the first game in their series against the first place Yankees to get back to the .500 mark. 13-13 isn’t great, but all of baseball is down this year and that’s good for third place, just 2 1/2 games back of first place. A couple more wins against the Yankees and Jays are knocking on the door.
For those people who thought Jose Bautista was a one year wonder, think again. I know it’s just one month but he’s hitting .372 with nine home runs, and fifteen RBIs. Adam Lind is also having a nice year and he has four home runs with 20 RBIs.
So far, so good for rookie Kyle Drabak. He only has two wins but and while he needs to get those walks down (17 versus 21 strikeouts), they haven’t come back to haunt him yet. He’s 2-0 with a 3.30 ERA. Ricky Romero is 2-3 but his numbers are sweet. 41 strikeouts with 13 walks in 39 innings with a 3.00 ERA.
Two more against the Yankees and with a couple of more wins, the Jays could be a half game out. Even a split of these last two would be nice. Drabak throws this afternoon against A.J. Burnett.
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