After coming off a great series with the Mets, we went right into a tough series against our division rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays. After dropping the first game of the series, we came back with a thrilling walk-off victory in the 2nd game, and a nice comfortable win in the 3rd.
Our pitching in the first game wasn’t that stellar, with Colon giving up 6 ER in as many innings. Noesi came in to pitch the final three innings, and did a decent job, giving up 1 ER and 2 H. At least we didn’t burn through the pen. In the second game, CC threw a complete game, giving up 4 ER on 8 H. I don’t think we’ve had a complete game all season, so it was nice to see Girardi NOT go to the pen after 8 innings. In the 3rd game, Garcia went 6.1 innings, giving up 3 ER on 10 H. Robertson, Chamberlain, and Mo came in for relief, and Mo’s appearance marked his 1,000th game pitched — he’s the first relief pitcher in MLB history to reach that milestone. You the man, Mo! Here’s to 1,000 more.
Offense-wise during this series, we did reasonably well. Three runs in the first game, five runs in the second, seven runs in the third. Derek got one hit in the series, which brings him to within 24 of 3,000. Mark went 4-12 with 3 RBI, including one very important RBI in the bottom of the 9th in game two. Robbie went 5-11 with 4 RBI and Grandy went 6-11 with 2 RBI. Here’s hoping that our next series goes as well as these last two have.