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Video: Jose Bautista launches two-run bomb vs. O’s

Aug 6, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista cranked this massive two-run shot in the top of the second inning Wednesday night in Toronto to put the home team ahead of the visiting Orioles 4-1 …

Bautista added an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning and Toronto currently leads Baltimore 5-1. The Jays are trying to catch back up to the O’s in the ongoing hunt for the American League East crown.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    The real star of the game as Drew Hutchinson. The only hit he gave up was a solo home run to Davis. With 2 out in the 9th, Hutchinson issued his first walk. He was then removed from the game and Janssen recorded the final out. Hutchinson missed last season with Tommy John surgery and had thrown a season high 115 pitches.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Darn typo. My keyboard was sticking badly tonight. I see that I missed one of the mistakes.

    • paint771 - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      Worth noting too that Hutch has been a question mark lately – I, for one, have figured that he won’t be able to hold up through the season (he’s already well well past his previous IP as a rookie coming off TJ surgery), and his last few starts looked it. But yeah, he was boss man. Before that walk he had retired like 30 straight.

      All the question marks about our rotation, but man, Stroman and Hutch are the real deal. Nobody else in baseball knows them yet, but that’s a 1-2 right there, irregardless of Buehrle, Dickey, Morrow, etc.

  2. paint771 - Aug 6, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    As far as Bautista, between him, EE, and Melky, what’s been amazing about them isn’t so much the highlight reel bombs (or line drives, in Melky’s case), but rather, how consistent they’ve been. The JAYS have been maddeningly inconsistent, but those three seem to get on base at least once a game, every game – and for every 0-4er they might have they have a 4-4er. You can pretty much always count on a 2-4 1 RBI night from Melky, a two walk one hit night from Bautista, and a jack and a single from Eddy.

    I’d actually be curious to know what the “most games played reaching base successfully at least once” list looks like in MLB this year. Anyone want to take a stab?

    • Mark - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      Earlier in the year Bautista had a streak of 38 games where he was on base at least once per game. His streak was the longest of any player at that point in the season, and I don’t think anybody has broke it.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    They should ask Norris if tonight was a “statement” game or perhaps a “rebuke”.

  4. ripwarrior - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Drews writes articles on the games and Craig writes articles about baseball related celebrity pop stuff.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 7, 2014 at 5:40 AM

      Hutchinson came very close to a perfect game yesterday and Drew did not write about it.

  5. freedomofspeechyesway - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    More impressive than this 2 strike homer (which was quite impressive) is Bautista’s number of games reaching base successfully this season. He’s been on base in something like 95% of their games this year, I can’t remember the exact number.

    His consistency has been really incredible this year. Not to mention he filled in at center field two nights ago.

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