Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion: Best Single Game Performance?

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The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-5 in August. They’re the best team in baseball. They’re hot. Edwin Encarnacion is a big reason for that. He’s riding a 24 game hit streak. It is the longest streak of the season. He’s hot. On Saturday, he had the best performance of his 24. With 3 HR and 9 RBI, is it enough to be the best individual performance in Blue Jays history?

Since 1977, there have been some pretty good performances to compare this one to.

Edwin started the scoring on Saturday with a 3-run shot to left field. When he came to the plate in the 6th inning and hit a 2-run job. Then, with the bases loaded in the 7th, he went opposite field for a shot that barely scraped the wall for his 3rd of the game and his 9th RBI.

Perhaps even cooler than his late blast was the reaction from the hometown crowd.

Throwing hats on the field was a very neat aspect of this afternoon. As was the curtain call that followed.

All of this came at a time when our staff had written a couple of pieces that call into question the future of the Bringer of Chicken Wings. Needless to say, a game like this might lead some to think that the arguments made are silly. They don’t change, though. His future as a Blue Jay is yet to be determined.

But, this is about the present. And, more specifically, about the past. Can you remember an individual performance that can rival this one? We look at a few and then ask for your input. Here we go!

Next: 9 RBI? Been there. Done that!