Jun 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third basemanJosh Donaldson
(20) celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a home run against Miami Marlins in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Those jerseys may be blue, but the Toronto Blue Jays (31-30) are red-hot, right now. Winners of eight out of their last ten games, the Blue Jays are playing some incredible baseball. Even when the games are close, Toronto is finding a way to win, stirring the pot in the American League East.
Jun 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A Toronto Blue Jays fan holds up a sign as she celebrates the Jays 7-2 win over Miiami Marlins at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Red Sox (27-34), on the other hand, are 5-5 in their last ten games, and were recently swept in their three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. It has looked pretty inconsistent for Red Sox Nation, as their boys are hoping to make a fight of it at home, in Fenway Park. The Red Sox are 15-14 at home, compared to their dismal 12-20 away record.
Considering that the Blue Jays’ hot streak has been due to “home cookin'” with a record of 11-18 in away games, the Red Sox may be able to put the Blue Jays to rest.
One of our BoSox Injection staff members also pointed out that the Blue Jays were seven games below .500 before they went on this streak. That’s the same number that the Red Sox are behind, right now.
Will fortunes change? Check out the tale of the tape:
** All statistics come from MLB.com