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Blue Jays: George Springer Named AL Player of the Week, Again!

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 08: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his 3-run game winning home run during the eighth inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 08, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 08: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his 3-run game winning home run during the eighth inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 08, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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For consecutive weeks, Blue Jays centerfielder and prize off-season acquisition George Springer has been named American League Player of the Week.

This past week, the Blue Jays had eight games in seven days and Springer played in all of those games, which included two games that went into extra innings.

Springer went 12 for 33 (.364) which included three doubles, one triple, and three home runs, as well as driving in 11 RBI.  Springer’s biggest at-bat came in his last plate appearance of the week when he took a Matt Barnes fastball over the fence in the eighth inning for a three-run home run that lifted the Blue Jays past the Boston Red Sox 9-8.  The win capped off a week in which the club picked up wins in six of the eight games, including three of four from the Red Sox, and are now just three games back in the AL Wild Card race.

For consecutive weeks, Blue Jays centerfielder and prize offseason acquisition George Springer has been named American League Player of the Week.

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Springer’s hot week lifted his batting average 20-points and during his two consecutive weeks of being named Player of the Week, his batting average rose from .236 to .286.

Springer, who signed a massive six-year $150 million dollar contract this past off-season, rejoined the team in late June from his second stint on the injured list.  Since coming off the IL, he has played in 39 games and has posted a slash line of .295/.367/.630 while slugging 12 home runs and 30 RBI.  Coincidentally, the Jays are 25-15 (.625) since Springer came back to the line-up.

The Blue Jays have Monday off and start a four-game series in Los Angeles against the Angels on Tuesday.  The two teams will play a doubleheader which will see the Jays be the home team for the first game of the series as they make up for a rainout on April 11.  They will need to have a good week as they play against the two teams (Los Angeles and Seattle) chasing them in the Wild Card series.

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Do you think the Blue Jays have a team good enough to make the playoffs? And if so, do you think they can catch Tampa Bay for the AL East?

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