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Blue Jays bring their lumber to Buffalo in a big way

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings during the first inning of an MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Sahlen Field on August 12, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on COVID-19. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings during the first inning of an MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Sahlen Field on August 12, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team and are playing their home games in Buffalo due to the Canadian government’s policy on COVID-19. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays may want to call Buffalo home permanently given their recent power surge since relocating to the friendly confines of Sahlen Field.

The initial Blue Jays report was that Sahlen Field may be a pitchers park, however, that has been the furthest thing from the truth over their first three games. The lumber wielding Toronto contingent has scored 28 runs and connected for 14 home runs in their first three contests in Buffalo.

The team has gone 2-1, however, by all accounts they should not have lost their seven-homer affair to the Marlins on Wednesday. The offensive onslaught has been propelled by Bo Bichette who has homered in four straight games dating back to their final game in the Red Sox series.

Bichette is squaring up everything that is being thrown his way and now sports an impressive .356 average with five round-trippers on the season. The 22-year old also ranks third in the majors hitting with two strikes only behind that of Mookie Betts and Charlie Blackmon.

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Teoscar Hernandez is also enjoying the bandbox that is Sahlen Field swatting two homers last night and three since moving into their new Buffalo digs. The power-hitting outfielder now leads the team with seven bombs and is also currently tied for the third-most homers in the majors.

Even Vladimir Guerrero Jr. appears poised to emerge from his early-season groundball slump. The first baseman has notched three hits including a homer but has been lifting the ball better of late. Vladdy is now hitting .242 with a pair of home runs on the season.

The offence has banged out 28 hits while scoring 23 runs over the past two games versus the Marlins and the Rays.

The Jays will attempt to ride this recent outpouring of runs back into contention if they can make short work of Tampa this weekend.

Next. Believe it or not, it’s time to talk about the trade deadline. dark

Who knew that Sahlen Field would rival the Rogers Centre for its propensity to leave the yard. Keep swinging kids!

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