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Corey Patterson keeps on rolling with four more hits Sunday

May 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

Corey Patterson, Mike McCoy AP

Corey Patterson followed up his 5-for-7 day Saturday by going 4-for-5 with another homer as part of the Blue Jays’ 13-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

He’s the first player to collect nine hits in two games since Minnesota’s Denard Span did it Aug. 7-8, 2009.  He’s the first player to do it with two of them being homers since Atlanta’s Marcus Giles on July 28-29, 2003.

Patterson, who probably wouldn’t have made the Jays out of spring training if not for an injury to Scott Podsednik, has raised his average from .268 to .301 the last two days.  His homer Saturday was a walkoff blast in the 14th.  Today, he had a two-run shot off John Danks in the fourth.

It was one of three homers the Blue Jays hit off Danks.  Aaron Hill and Edwin Encarnacion went back-to-back off him in the first inning.  It was the first homer of the season for each.

The Blue Jays ended up taking the final three games in the four-game series to move back over .500 at 27-26.  The White Sox are 24-31 on the season.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 29, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Nice game by Patterson. Bautista was a only 1 for 4 in the game with a RBI single. Danks is a crummy 0 & 8 to start the season and took out his frustration on Bautista when he mouthed off after a Bautista pop out. It was a rather classless display of anger by Danks.

    • proudlycanadian - May 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      Anyone who is 0 & 8 should be asamed to open his mouth.

      • proudlycanadian - May 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM

        Darn lack of a spell checker. Danks should be ashamed of his performance this year.

  2. cur68 - May 30, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Saw only the first inning of this since I was at work. Turns out, that’s all I needed to see. Aaron Hill’s first homer turns out to be a grand salami. Kid knows how to put on a show. 3 game win streak and a series win over the Chi-Sox. Tomorrow the test begins; the Indians are in town. That could be some trouble.

  3. metalhead65 - May 30, 2011 at 4:49 AM

    patterson should be tested for ped’s. it is the only possible explanation of how he could from being the totally worthless player he was for the reds to batting .300 today.

  4. canucks18 - May 30, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    You must be joking metalhead. Does everyone who has success have to be on ped’s??

    • cur68 - May 30, 2011 at 9:38 AM

      ‘nucks; don’t bother with metlhead. He’s a troll.

      The common denominator for this team is the hitting coach, Dwayne Murphy. Patterson is drawing more walks as well as hitting. He’s super patient, waits for his pitch and his improved mechanics at the plate see more power, too.

      It’s not just him. Remember John Buck, the catcher who’s now with the Marlins? His hitting also improved last season. Bautista is of course the poster boy for improvement. All these guys had serious flaws in their approach. Murphy worked them over so they stand closer to the plate, wait for a particular pitch, hold their hands in better positions and swing thru the ball hard.

      Fixing their flaws improved their hitting. John McDonald has seen his slugging % go up. Aaron Hill has recently made adjustments and the changes are starting to show. The injured Adam Lind was on an absolute tear at the plate before his back (which is apparently made of celery sticks) started acting up. You don’t need PEDS for improved technique.

      • metalhead65 - May 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM

        so cur68 anybody who does not agree with you or has an opinion you don’t like is a troll?coming from you I take that as a compliment douche bag.

      • cur68 - May 31, 2011 at 1:03 AM

        yes metal it was a ‘compliment douche bag’. Learn some basic punctuation. It’ll improve your trolling no end.

    • metalhead65 - May 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM

      yes I was joking but when you suck as bad as he did with the reds and suddenly are having the success he is what other explanation could there be? what at this stage of his career he suddenly gets it? I suppose now you will give some new geek stats that show he was not as awful as in fact he was with the reds which only prove how useless and meaningless these new stats are.

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