Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion: Best Single Game Performance?

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Mar 13, 2013; Bradenton, FL, USA; A detail of baseballs on the field before a spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Arguably, the best individual performance in Blue Jays history is that of Dave Stieb. On September 2nd, 1990, Stieb threw the club’s first, and only, no hitter. Stieb has also lost several no-hitters in the ninth inning. But, not on this day.

Stieb went into Cleveland and no hit the Indians in a 3-0 win. He did walk 4 batters, though. If you really want to nitpick. Regardless, when Jerry Browne flew out to right field, catcher, Pat Borders ran out to the mound to congratulate the franchise’s only no-hitter hurler.

Stieb would finish the season 18-6 with a 2.93 ERA. He finished 5th in Cy Young voting.

There you have it. Where does Edwin Encarnacion’s 3HR, 9 RBI performance rank among these greats? Is there another that stands out to you? Feel free to share in the comment section!

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