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Edwin Encarnacion starts June with a bang, launching 19th home run in win over Royals

Jun 1, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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Edwin Encarnacion had a massive month of May for the American League East-leading Blue Jays, posting a 1.176 OPS, 16 homers, and 33 RBI in 30 games. And he’s off to a great start now in June.

Encarnacion doubled and homered Sunday in Toronto’s 4-0 defeat of the Royals, finishing the afternoon with two RBI. He’s batting .271/.359/.615 with 19 total homers and 50 total RBI in 58 games this season. That’s a 53-homer and 140-RBI pace.

MLB.com has the highlight of Sunday’s blast.

The Yankees lost to the Twins on Sunday afternoon, so the Jays now boast a 3 1/2-game divsion lead.

  1. cur'68 - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    I was concerned when The Boys of Beaverland dropped two in row. But, with this, they’ve won two in a row to make up for it. It was Buehrle on the mound and he didn’t need but Dinner Navarro’s 2 run shot to get the job done. Nice to see Dinner square up a ball. When things are up on his plate like that, Dinner feasts. He aint JP Arencebia.

    Buehrle was his usual pinpoint self. He made few mistakes and painted the corners all game. 8 innings, 6 hits, 3 k’s says it all: he kept the ball down, when hit it stayed in the park, and he gave his defence a chance to get him out of the game. With the smoother defence comes a full team effort win.

    A day off tomorrow to hang around the Beaver Lodge then its off to Detroit to see if the “keep it down, play defence, murder their pitching” style of ball works on that side of the border.

    • missthemexpos - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      “He aint JP Arencebia”, now that’s an understatement. Terrible base running by the Royals in the game today.

      • cur'68 - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        Those kids seem under coached to me. A lot of effort with not enough direction.

  2. ripwarrior - Jun 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Yet another domin……. I mean another player using the sauce.

    • cur'68 - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      Special Dominican Mojo Sauce

      1 cup olive oil, warmed
      1 head of garlic peeled, crushed and finely chopped
      1 small oinion, finely diced
      3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
      juice of 1 lemon
      juice of 1 lime
      salt to taste
      Blend all the ingredients together

      To use this Special Dominican Mojo Sauce I suggest a little Latino Fusion. Go with Mojo Sauce on a Cubano Sandwich or, if you prefer the traditional approach, with tosotones.

      This stuff flows thickly through the veins of the mostly Dominican Hitter Horde that comprises the Beaver Attack. Its a potent PED and will speed your bat, juice your balls, and pump…you…up.

      • jwbiii - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

        That sounds like it would be great on tostones.

      • jwbiii - Jun 2, 2014 at 10:50 PM

        Nobody will read this, but I will mention it any. I was saw a clip on things McDonald’s serves in other countries. In Costa Rica they serve tostones. Where I go in Costa Rica there aren’t any McDonald’s, but I think there is one in the airport in San Jose.

        In Canada, lobster rolls and poutine. I’m sure they are lousy and lobster roll: boiled lobster:: tuna fish sandwich: grilled tuna, anyway.

      • cur'68 - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

        I gotta go to Costa Rica.

    • bronco1991 - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      Have you ever heard of Mama Juana. That stuff works magic.

  3. booboo31 - Jun 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    annnd here come some more roid silliness. a player does well or better than all of our talented brains can contemplate and from that it automatically means a guy is juicing. just embrace a player is having an awesome year and watch the great talent of the league do their thing.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      It is getting tedious.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Buehrle won #10 and lowered his ERA to 2.10. He had been told that he was not going out to pitch in the 9th. After Encarnacion’s home run made it 4 to 0, Buehrle took off his sweat shirt and proclaimed that he wanted to go out and finish the game. Gibbons laughed and simply brought in Loup instead of Janssen to pitch the 9th. The team seemed to be very loose.

  5. canadatude - Jun 1, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Great story today by Bob Elliot in the Toronto Sun about Edwin Encarnacion. There is more to him than just baseball skills. Good work in the community.

  6. whodeylifer - Jun 2, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    glad to see the kid has finally got it all together. Wish he would have done this in Cincy. His fielding at times was suspect also.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 2, 2014 at 6:39 AM

      There is a good reason why he is now playing first base rather than third. He made a lot of erratic throws to first when he played third base.

  7. papajack1259 - Jun 2, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    It is sad these days that when a talent like this Kid produces we immediately think juice I will say this Toronto has put together a really good team if Burhle keeps up his pace who can beat em? Only injuries and bad luck a stat no one keeps!

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