Sep 16, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcherRussell Martin
(55) hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Player to Watch
At this stage they are all worth watching but the one to keep an eagle eye on is Russell Martin. If he has truly turned a corner at the plate it lengthens the lineup that much more. He has cracked 20 home runs and has been receiving the ball very well of late. It also helps to have a Dioner Navarro to get your back when things aren’t going too smoothly. Martin will again start to catch R.A. Dickey which was part of the reason he had taken such a physical toll as the season went on and caused the Blue Jays to call up Josh Thole to catch Dickey so Martin could get some rest. He seems to be back to normal and has returned to the status of a very good to elite catcher in the majors.
This will be a two of three affair. Boston has been hitting quite well lately and have tied the Blue Jays for team BA in the second half. The Red Sox have always been tough to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre and Big Papi absolutely rakes whenever he shows up in town. The Papi factor alone gives the Red Sox at least one win, but the other two should be easily handled by the surging Blue Jays. Are we having fun yet watching a winner roll through their opponents yet? Yeah….it has been pretty cool.