Toronto Blue Jays hunting 12th straight win versus Mets
Jun 13, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin (55) hits a home run during the eleventh inning of game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays have forgotten how to lose. After a month of May that saw the club lose games of all varieties while the offense and pitching staff failed to click on the same night, June has seen the Toronto Blue Jays shoot back up the division standings in the AL East with an 11-game winning streak.
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Toronto now sits just one game back of the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, both of whom have gone 7-3 over their past ten games. They’ll continue their road trip with a stop in New York to face the Mets on Monday, who sit atop the NL East with a 34-30 record following a slow start from the division rival Nationals.
Offense will continue to be the calling card for the Toronto Blue Jays as they’ve topped ten runs in three of their past six games. The starting pitching will need to right itself, however, as recent rocky outings from Marco Estrada and Drew Hutchison have been covered up by the surging lineup.
Mark Buehrle will lead off the series for Toronto and will be followed by Scott Copeland, who fills in once again for the “sore” Aaron Sanchez. Drew Hutchison will take the mound in game three with R.A. Dickey closing out the series on Thursday, while the Mets will counter with Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and the majestic Bartolo Colon.
Next: Leading off: A look across the diamond at the Mets