Melky Cabrera and the rest of the Blue Jays are heating up. (Getty Images)TORONTO – It’s no coincidence that the Toronto Blue Jays’ best stretch of baseball this season has coincided with their offence finally showing signs of life.
The Blue Jays ran their record to 12-0 when scoring more than five runs by beating the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday night. It was their third win in a row, and they pounded out a season-high 18 hits and scored in double digits for the second game in a row.
On the day he received his 2012 World Series ring, Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera led the hit parade going 4-for-5 and reaching on an error in his first at-bat. Cabrera, bad hamstrings and all, has raised his average from .236 10 days ago to .278. On Tuesday, Cabrera used a bat with an orange sticker on hit – a leftover from last season when he hit a career-high .346. The old (new) bats arrived Monday courtesy of the Giants. They worked.
Whether he was motivated to face his former team or not, Cabrera is heating up. And he’s not the only one.Read More »from Blue Jays’ offence finally coming to life, more wins likely to follow