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W: Ryan Tepera (4-2) | L: Ryan Madson (1-3)
Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
Attendance: 35,146 - Time of Game: 3:30 - Weather: 79° F
Section 129R, Row 14, Seat 11
Grichuk, Hernandez and Solarte go deep to sweep the Nationals
With two home runs and four RBI’s Randal Grichuk easily had the best game of his season, leading the Blue Jays to sweep the Washington Nationals. With the score teetering back and forth between these team all day, Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte both went deep in the 8th to ensure a win for Toronto.
Most of the Nationals offence was provided by the bottom half of the order, with Michael A. Taylor going 3 for 4, scoring two runs. Rendon, Goodwin and Difo also had two hits each and kept the Nationals in the game all day.
Some of the Mendoza Line batting averages for the first two months of the season are beginning to melt away. While Russell Martin’s bat is still an ongoing concern, Kendrys Morales, Devon Travis and Randal Grichuk are currently sporting hot bats. Seeing how weak Grichuk’s contact was at the beginning of the season, no one would have ever imagined that he would ever go three for three with two home runs.
The biggest worry for the Blue Jays continues to be Russell Martin. While sporting a batting average around .150, he was unable to throw out any Nationals steal attempts with Michael A. Taylor going 4 for 4.