Of all the possible Blue Jays to play hero, perhaps the least likeliest would be Ryan Goins. Goins hit a walk-off two run homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the Blue Jays a 5-3 victory keeping them a game and a half ahead of the Yankees. The Blue Jays will finish off their three game series with the Indians Wednesday night sending R.A Dickey to the mound to face the Tribe’s Trevor Bauer.
What more can be said about the second half that Ryan Goins has had? If you had told me in April that he would be hitting a walk-off bomb to win a big game in a pennant race in September I would have told you that you’re crazy. Yes it’s been that type of run for this team in the second half of the season. Goins did extend his career high hitting streak to 11 games. Goins also made a Roberto Alomar type play making a tremendous diving grab in foul territory in the second inning. Dalton Pompey who made his return to the big club was the main reason the Jays got their third run in the bottom of the seventh, pinch running for Justin Smoak, he didn’t waste any time stealing second, and then stealing third and scoring on Kevin Pillar’s sac-fly. Marco Estrada was great again, going seven strong innings allowing two runs which were both home runs. Brett Cecil had another scoreless outing, which was his 23rd straight which is two of the franchise record which is held by Cecil.
Despite a walk and a sac-fly Edwin Encarnacion’s hit streak came to an end at 26 games which falls two games short of the franchise record held by Shawn Green. Roberto Osuna blew only his second save of the year allowing a home run to ex Jay Yan Gomes. Dioner Navarro who finally got a hit in the tenth inning, but he had some ugly at bats earlier in the game, in the seventh inning after Smoak had walked Navarro flew out on the first pitch of the at bat. it wouldn’t have killed him to take a pitch or two in that at bat.
Josh Donaldson bunting in the third inning, he’s a power hitter he should be trying to drive the ball not bunting. Fans at the Dome doing the Wave, it’s seriously time to kill the wave. The Dome is the only ball park that I’ve seen it at and there really is no reason for it. We’re in a pennant race pay attention to the game not do the wave.