Bring out the Brooms!!

What a turnaround from losing 2 of 3 to the Yankees. The series against the White Sox makes a statement in many ways for both players and Jays fans.

First, the Jays pitchers established that if you are going to beat them, you'll have to get them on one of very few bad days, and in combination with a lackluster offense. Otherwise, you will lose the game. Let's see what we got from the starters over 4 games:

Bret Cecil, 6 IP, 6 HA, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO (followed by Carlson and Ryan for 3 IP of 0 ER)
Robert Ray, 8 IP, 3 HA, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO (followed by Downs for the Save)
Roy Halladay, 7 IP, 7 HA, 1 ER, 8 SO (followed by Frasor, Carlson, League for 2 SO IP)
Scott Richmond, 7 IP, 5 HA, 1 BB, 7 SO (followed by Carlson - 2ER- and Downs for Save#5)

Excellent pitching lines overall and if I had posted this before the season started, 90% of baseball fans would have said the same thing "yeah right!!!"

Offensively the stars were the usual suspects.
Scutaro went 6 for 14 with 3 doubles, 2 walks, and a stolen base
Hill went 6 for 14 with 2 home runs
Lind went 5 for 15 with 2 doubles and a home run

The attendance in TO over the series was adequate and predictably highest with Roy pitching:
17,241 Friday
21,759 Saturday
37,147 Sunday
24,206 Monday
Which averages out to be 25,088. Not too bad for end May attendance, but come on TO, we can do better when our team is in 1st place.

As the Jays enter their series against the Red Sox, we get to see whether they can withstand the stellar pitching that team provides consistently. We need all bats on deck, and that includes you Mr.Snider aka 0 for 5 over the weekend!!

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