It’s tough being in the best division in baseball. The Jays would probably be competitive in just about every other division but they find themselves 9 1/2 games back of first place in the AL East. They’re 13-18 against the East too so that doesn’t help. Having to play over a third of your games against three of the best teams in baseball will do that to you.
Earlier today they wrapped up a three game series against the Pirates with a loss in the rubber game. Brett Cecil took a beating and he fell to 1-3 on the season. He gave up six runs in 6 1/3 innings on eight hits and three walks. The Jays got 2 2/3 shutout innings from the pen but it was too little, too late.
Yunel Escobar had a big day at the plate. He went three for three with a walk, a home run and a solo home run. That was his ninth of the season. J.P. Arencibia also went yard with a solo shot, his eleventh of the year.
Next up is three game series against the Phillies. It’s bad enough we get the AL East teams, but we also have the Phillies on the schedule.
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