Nowhere Jays continued to have great success again

Nowhere Jays continued to possess positive results against another New York team throughout their recent homestand, defeating the Mets two games to 1.

Game 1: Jays 14, Mets 5 (W)

Game 2: Jays 2, Mets 0 (W)

Game 3: Jays 5, Mets 6 (L)

The Toronto Blue Jays concluded their recent 2012 homestand between May 18th to the 20th by successfully winning another series against a brand new York team, this time at the cost of the Mets which marked the first interleague play of year. With Brett Lawrie on suspension and Adam Lind delivered to the minors, the Jays needed to re-shuffle their roster to locate other ways to find the task finished.

The Good

The Jays secured the series win from the Mets via a one-two combo punch of destructive hitting in Game 1 and stellar pitching in Game 2. Game 1 saw a feast of home runs place the game far out of recent York's reach, including two bombs apiece from J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis, plus belts from Jose Bautista and newcomer Yan Gomes who hit his first homer of his major league career. Bautista continued to hit well in Game 3 as well, going 3-5 with another homer and extra RBI's.

Game 2 was all about starter Brandon Morrow, who was once again dynamite around the mound. Morrow pitched a three-hit complete game shutout and struck out eight batters total. The dealing pitcher required very little in the way of offense to sink the Mets, and was in charge of contest the entire way through.

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    The Bad

    Starter Henderson Alvarez struggled somewhat in Game 3 and set the Jays inside a hole early down 4-0. They admirably fought their way back from a 6-2 deficit to really make it 6-5 starting the ninth. But to add insult to injury, former closer Frank Francisco came out for the Mets and shut the 3 Jays' batters down on strikes (a task he’d trouble doing for the Jays during the majority of the 2011 season).

    Luck wasn't on the team's side for that final game defensively either, evident in the Colby Rasmus 'snow cone' catch in center-field that popped from his glove and Kelly Johnson's bobble that prevented a double-play at second.

    The Ugly

    On the dawn of Game 3, the club designed a surprising manuever by putting Adam Lind officially on waivers, essentially starting the entire process of cutting ties with the past silver slugger winner altogether. The announcement came like a surpise to fans and also to Lind himself, who was given every indication by management he would return up with the club following a stint in AAA.

    The perceived underhanded move by Alex Anthopolous has given almost every other team within the league the chance to get Lind's contract and provide the Jays nothing in return if he clears. Coming only three days after Lind's demotion it had to be a complete blow to the first-baseman's confidence, bearing in mind also that Vladamir Guerrero has been whipped back to shape quickly by the club to be able to have a spot on the roster.

    Up Next

    The Jays' recent success against Ny teams came around the conclusion of the disastrous two game series against Tampa Bay earlier within the week. Now the club gets the chance to face them again for three games at Tropicana Field to start their next road trip between May 21-23. The good news? All three from the Jays' scheduled starters are coming off solid wins – Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchinson and Ricky Romero.


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