The Mets spanked the Blue Jays 12-2 last night. What did the Jays do today to get back at them? They spanked the Mets 12-1. Hell yeah.
Things worth mentioning…
- It’s a damn shame that season ended with last night’s loss because today’s win sure was fun! I know the team has been bad recently and obviously the playoffs are an uphill battle because the Yankees, Red Sox, and Angels, the teams directly in competition with Toronto for playoff spots, are very good, but still, it isn’t 2017. This team will be worth watching throughout the summer, I think.
- J.A. Happ was excellent today. Like, absolutely excellent. He went seven innings allowing just two hits. He struck out 10 batters and didn’t allow a single walk. It was the first time a Blue Jays starter had gone that deep in quite some time and the ‘pen badly needed a rest. Happ wasn’t only good on the mound. He was also excellent at the plate. The former National Leaguer went two-for-three with a walk, raising some eyebrows as to whether he should, in fact, be the once replacing Kendrys Morales in the DH slot when the Jays return to American League play.
- Pretty much everyone enjoyed a good day at the dish. Justin Smoak hit a bomb, Toescar Hernandez hit a bomb, and even Richard Urena hit his first bomb of 2018. Luke Maile also continued his shockingly-good 2018 season with a two-for-four day at the plate.
Noted slugger J.A. Happ is now the 3rd pitcher in #BlueJays history to record a multi-hit game.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 16, 2018