Series Preview: Blue Jays Look to Ground Astros

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May 31, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder

Kevin Pillar

(11) in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Player to Watch

For the month of May Kevin Pillar has been pretty brutal with the bat. If he wasn’t such a stud defensively surrounded by some elite run producers in the lineup he may have already been yanked from the starting lineup in favour of Ezeqiuel Carrera who is holding the better bat these days…until Pillar broke out with a 3 hit, 4 RBI performance against the Nationals and Max Scherzer. Is this the start of a torrid hitting streak? Pillar better hope so.

Predictions

This series could be a power display on both ends. The aura around the team seems to be heading in the right direction after the series win over Washington…though we have been there before. It’s time to make a statement and a series sweep over the Astros will go a long way towards righting the ship. Sweeeeeeep!