Series Preview: Blue Jays Keep Clubbin’…Orioles are Next

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Jun 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher

Steve Delabar

(50) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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With a shout out to Ryan Goins (.320/.393/.560 in his last seven games) there is a more pressing matter. Right now it seems the closer situation is still not a lock. We keep hearing more and more than Jonathan Papelbon will be in Blue Jays blue sometime in the next month or so. That’s swell. Until then it may be up to a resurgent Steve Delabar to close things out since Brett Cecil just doesn’t seem to have the guile to be the closer. Let Delabar give it a show. Couldn’t be worse than right now could it?


Can the offense truly keep up this pace for the entire season? They have scored 71(!) more runs than the next highest scoring team…the Athletics (?). I think they can. They are giving it 1-9 right now and seem to be on a crazy roll that a sweep in Toronto is not out of left field crazy. It would only be a five game winning streak and they happen all the time. So until Estrada and Copeland truly just blow up and blow up good, the Jays will keep on winning. Sweeeeep!