First of all, I just want to state how important the past two games have been for us. Coming off of a horrid series with the White Sox, we needed a big series against the best team in baseball (at the moment), the Milwaukee Brewers.
And boy, did we get one.
The Blue Jays swept the two-game set against Milwaukee in, literally, powerful fashion. Jose Bautista returned with two HRs, one in each game (both with two outs, bottom of the 1st, too!), and Edwin Encarnacion…well…we’ll get to that in a second.
The Brewers started the second and final game of this series with a run in the top of the first, and it looked like Happ was going to torpedo into another bad start. But, in the bottom of the first, some more Bautista magic happened. As I mentioned above, Bautista hit two HRs in this series, one in each game. This one couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Jays trailing 1-0. Solo bomb Joey Bats. 1-1.
We skip to the 3rd now, where Happ goes through a difficult inning, which included a Ryan Braun triple and a Jonathan Lucroy sac fly. 4-1 Brewers. Rough.
Bottom of the third, the Blue Jays manage to get a run back with an Adam Lind double. 4-2 Brewers. Hope is rising.
We skip to the bottom of the 4th now, where the Blue Jays would begin to pave their way to an excellent victory. Boom. Juan Francisco with a two-run shot after a Navarro double. 4-4. Here comes the fun part.
We go all the way to the bottom of the 9th. It starts with a Reyes double. Then, a Cabrera intentional walk. Gose bunts into a force out, and gets on first after Reyes is thrown out at 3rd. Booooo! Mastroianni then strikes out. Double booooo! This opens the window for an Encarnacion walk off, and he delivers. 3-run HR! 7-4 Blue Jays, after a walk off!
Who else but Edwin?