The Toronto Blue Jays have been terrible so far this season. They have come up short a lot and have not reached their potential at all. Their supposed ace, Aaron Sanchez, has gone on the DL three times with the same injury, and the hitters have just not produced. Jose Bautista has been pretty good over the past two weeks or so, but other than that no one is getting on base or getting the big hit. They currently sit 7.5 games off of first place with a 23-27 record. They could easily catch up with a big winning streak and put themselves right back into the race, but as of right now, this just does not seem likely. Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki are back from injury now, but they combined for
Brian Johnson will make his second spot start of the season for the Boston Red Sox when they face off against the Seattle Mariners, and he’ll have Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup to help him. Red Sox manger John Farrell pulled Pedroia from Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers after he reported some knee soreness, and the skipper kept the second baseman out of the lineup Friday as a precaution because of the wet weather at Fenway Park. But Pedroia is back for Saturday’s contest and will go back to his usual No. 2 spot in the order. Sandy Leon also will be back behind home plate and batting eighth after Christian Vazquez caught the Red Sox’s last three games. Johnson’s first start with the
On May 19, the Texas Rangers began a lengthy road trip as the hottest team in the majors leagues. On Monday, they return home somewhat cooled off as they prepare to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series. Texas (25-26) took a nine-game winning streak into its three-city, 10-game trip after winning eight straight home games against the San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies.