Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Homer Barrage Lifts Jays Over Twins

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two run homer in his first game back from the 15 day disabled list.Shaum Marcum pitched 7 stellar innings as four Jays went deep to improve to 24-17.Vernon Wells, Lyle Overbay, and Aaron Hill combined with Encarnacion to go yard off of the Twins pitchers today. Fred Lewis went 3-5 to improve his average to just below .300 at .298. The Blue Jays had there second biggest crowd this season at the Dome today at 27,981 people.Jason Frasor looked like he returned to last seasons form, as he struck out the side in the 9th.

We all knew that Encarnacion could hit but the question was if he could play defense at the Hot Corner. His career fielding percentage is only at .937 and he has 3 errors already this season in only 10 games.My prediction is that he will finish with around 20 home runs with around the same amount of errors.

First Pitch tomorrow night at 10:10 eastern as the Blue Jays start there always treacherous 9 game road trip.I think this road trip will be a success if they could do anything better then 4-5.

Brett Cecil (2-2,5.46) vs. Doug Fister (3-1,1.72)

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