HOUSTON – The surging Blue Jays headed into Houston with a full head of steam. It wasn’t a question of if, it was a question of whether or not the Blue Jays would win 3 or 4 games against the 2nd worst team in baseball. The answer, just one.
It was a chance for the Blue birds to gain even more momentum before their most important series of the season against the Orioles, but, do to a very weak showing against the Astros this weekend, things are once again looking down for the Jays.
Of course, lets not forget about the positives coming out of the weekend; The Jays still have a 1.5 game lead for the second Wild Card spot in the AL, SS Jose Reyes is playing his best baseball of the season, and Jose Bautista is starting to heat up.
Not to mention, baseball’s best team in the Oakland Athletics were one inning away from being swept by Houston before the Jays came to town. It’s baseball — these things happen!
A LOOK AHEAD
The Baltimore Orioles(62-48, 1st place, AL East) are coming to town in what will be the biggest series of the season for both teams. The Jays sit 3.5 games back of the Orioles and a series win would pull the Jays to within at least 2.5 games of the division lead.
The Jays will likely send pitchers Mark Buehrle, Drew Hutchison, and JA Happ to the mound, although, manager John Gibbons could pull Hutchison from his Wednesday start and replace him with RA Dickey — made possible due to an off day today.