Going, going, Gone-zalez

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Chicks dig the long ball – and apparently, so do the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thanks to three home runs last night off the bats of John Buck and the game-winner from Alex Gonzalez, the Blue Jays now have 46 total home runs as a team – the most in the majors.

In this week’s MLB Power Rankings on SI.com, Joe Lemire stated “Toronto boasts the game’s most powerful offense”.


While I don’t think that’s necessarily true, the Jays do have a lot of hitters who could go yard at any time. When it comes to a lineup full of hitters who have a lot of home run potential, it’s a huge game-changer that can be employed at any time.

It’s almost like the Blue Jays have taken the mojo out of the sails of the Boston Red Sox, who up until this season had a lineup of hitters with a tonne of pop in their bats.

Aside from one run walked in by Mark Buehrle, the Jays scored 6 out of 7 runs in last night’s victory over the White Sox via the home run. All of Chicago’s runs were thanks to the long ball, courtesy of Mark Kotsay, Alex Rios, and A.J. Pierzynski.

With last night’s win, the Blue Jays are now 11-4 on the road and are riding a six-game win streak. If they keep this up, I hope they never come home!

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

3 thoughts on “Going, going, Gone-zalez

  • May 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    And can you believe the Jays have the 8th best record in all of baseball? It's only May, but still … who would've ever expected them to have this good of a record so far?

    Playoffs, indeed!

  • May 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm


    You thought the game last night was unbelievable? I submit to you that the advertising behind homeplate for the last out was truly, truly over the top…


    Fuckin' BP trying to advertise at me right after destroying much of the western hemisphere. Their image strategy is mind-boggling…

    Anyway… JAYS!

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