You Stay Classy, San Diego
Well, it turned out that road trip through San Diego wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
For a series that had the potential to be detrimental for the Blue Jays, they fared pretty well taking two out of three from the San Diego Padres.
A 3-6 end to the road trip wasn’t what the Blue Jays had anticipated to come out from that road swing, but it had the potential to be much worse.
Tropicana Field and Petco Park were two ballparks that I’m sure the Blue Jays weren’t particularly keen on visiting (for separate reasons: one for the opponent and one for the ballpark itself), yet when all was said and done … they are returning home just a game and a half further out from the division lead than before they left.
This time, Ricky Romero’s family and friends saw him in fine form as opposed to that shelling they took in a few weeks ago in Anaheim. The only real mistake he made was trying to throw Lance Zawadzki out at first base on a high chopper, which lead to Scott Hairston scoring from third base.
Fred Lewis was spectacular once again with four hits, just a home run shy of the cycle. With his incredible game at the plate, Lewis bumped his batting average back up to .291 and is once again within range of that coveted .300 mark.
And with the end of that road trip means the end of Interleague Games in National League parks for the Blue Jays this year. That means no more pitchers hitting in the number nine slot and back to the real American League way of playing the game.
All I can say is it’s not a moment too soon. Bring on those Little Giants!