May 16, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Cordero (48) celebrates their victory with catcher J.P. Arencibia (9) against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 8-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Fun Facts from the Blue Jays' 14-5 win over the Mets

Now that was an exciting game. On a night where Jays pitchers didn’t have their best stuff, the offense picked them up in a big way by not only belting a season-high five home runs, but tying a season high with seven walks. The Jays are now on a three-game winning streak, and even though both the Orioles and Yankees won, the Red Sox lost to the Phillies to fall to three games behind us and continue to sit in last place. That has a nice ring to it, eh?

Here are some other fun facts from tonight’s game:

  • After 1839 career plate appearances and 598 games, this was the first multi-homer game of Rajai Davis‘ career
  • J.P. Arencibia set a new career-high with six RBI, surpassing his previous high of five set back on April 1, 2011 against Minnesota
  • Tonight was just the 17th time in Arencibia’s career that he’s hit fifth in the order
  • The Jays scored 14 runs, which were not only a season-high but their most since scoring 16 against the Yankees on July 14, 2011
  • The Jays now have 11 home runs in their last three games, and their total of five tonight was their highest in one game since September 30, 2010
  • Toronto entered play tied with the Cardinals for fourth in the Majors with 51 home runs, and after five tonight, they’re two back of the Yankees for third-most in the Majors
  • All but one of the Jays’ 14 runs came from the bottom half of the batting order
  • Yan Gomes homered in just his second MLB game, and after becoming the first Brazilian-born player to play in the Majors last night, he (obviously) became the first Brazilian player ever to hit a big league home run
  • Tonight marked the third consecutive outing in which Ricky Romero has walked at least four batters
  • Coming into tonight’s game, The Blue Jays pitching staff as a whole led the Majors with 151 walks. After eight more tonight, they still lead the Majors with 159
  • As friend of the site @SMcEwen_eh pointed out to me on Twitter, this was the sixth game this season where Jays pitchers collectively issued eight walks
  • The Jays’ bullpen entered the game tied for third-worst in the Majors with a collective WAR of zero. Allowing four unnecessary runs tonight certainly won’t help
  • After losing the closer’s role, Francisco Cordero tossed his fourth consecutive scoreless inning

- JM

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