Blue Jays Bats Blistering

When a player like Lyle Overbay is in the midst of a slump, there comes a boiling point where things can no longer be written off as unlucky.

It seems like Lyle Overbay has reached that boiling point so many times this season, but always comes one degree away from boiling over before he has one hell of a game.

This afternoon was another one of those games that reset Overbay’s frustration level back to zero when he broke up an 0 for 17 slump. He came through in a big way – two home runs, one solo shot and one two run homer helped the Blue Jays win their second straight over the Baltimore Orioles.


Thanks in part to home runs from Lyle Overbay, Vernon Wells and Aaron Hill, the Blue Jays set a new club record for home runs in a month with 50. With another two days left in May and Jeremy Guthrie on the mound tomorrow, you can be certain that the Jays will at least hit a few more dingers before the month comes to a close.

Of course, let’s not forget about Brett Cecil’s incredible start. Even since getting roughed up by the Texas Rangers a few weeks ago, Cecil has been lights out winning his past three games. And this time, he did it with his glasses!

Get out your brooms because the Blue Jays go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon, and with the Rays and the Yankees coming into town next week, the Jays better get in all the wins while they can.

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.