The Blue Jays offence exploded and homered five times including Edwin Encarnacion‘s shot to left that sent a souvenir bouncing into the streets of Boston. Jose Bautista broke his May home run drought by clearing the fence twice including a no doubter in the third inning. You can see the video in the link below from the Blue Jays official Twitter page:
— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) May 12, 2013
Emilio Bonifacio had his best game as a Blue Jay going 3 for 4 and falling just a triple short of the cycle. I was also impressed when he held onto a low throw from Munenori Kawasaki instead of throwing it away on what would have been a tough double play attempt. The Blue Jays avoided the big inning all day, which had been maybe their biggest undoing so far this year.
Some highlights from today’s game:
- Bautista went 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs (all on the long ball)
- Encarnacion broke his cold streak against Ryan Dempster going 3 for 5 in the game with 2 RBIs including a home run
- Chad Jenkins looked like a first round draft pick today, pitching five solid innings allowing 7 hits, 2 earned runs and only one walk
- Bonifacio almost hit for the cycle including his first home run of the season. Although most people in Toronto hate him, I still have faith he will have a turnaround second half of the season
The Blue Jays won only their second series of the season today and still haven’t taken one at home. The boys in blue are off tomorrow but back home Tuesday to face everyone’s new favorite team the San Francisco Giants.
Make sure to check out the May 12 LIVE Game Thread for full updates from every half inning.
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