By Stefan Anderson
Back to Back.
It wasn’t just the Drake diss track to Meek Mill that had the City of Toronto Charged Up. It was the back to back blockbuster trades made at the July 31st trade deadline. The Blue Jays were able to secure arguably the best SS in the MLB in Troy Tulowiski and a well needed starter in LHP David Price.
The irony that since July 29th , when Back to Back was released, the Jays have been on string of wins, 12 of the last 13, that includes 9 straight with series wins over the premier teams of the AL, the Yankees and Royals.
But it’s bigger than Drake; the Blue Jays are now the hottest team in baseball, shoring up their weakness in the pitching staff.
Over the 13-game stretch, the Toronto hurlers have held opposing batters to a .182 average.
The transformation is happening at the perfect time as the baseball season is winding into its final stretch, the Blue Jays have now fought from 8 GB of the Yankees to now knocking on the AL East’s steps at 1 game back, while taking sole possession of the AL Wild Card spot. With a huge series versus their AL East rivals this upcoming weekend, it could catapult the Jays into the position take the lead and gain some separation while doing it.
With all things going into stride for Toronto, it makes them scary heading into October, with 3 of the strongest bats with Tulowiski , Donaldson and Bautista and possible four pending the return on Edwin Encarnacion.
The Blue Jays can only be stopped by themselves.
If they continue to keep their pitching abreast with their offense, they will be running the 6ix with their wins, and an AL East pennant as well.