The Toronto Blue Jays will be happy if they never have the see the Florida Marlins ever again.
After a three game sweep at the hands of the Fish, the Jays are still winless in interleague play this season with an 0-6 record against National League teams. Now the Blue Jays have an uphill battle as they head to Philadelphia to face the defending World Champions. Just in case you thought things couldn’t get any worse, there are still twelve more interleague games to play this month.
I think I can conclusively say that series against the Marlins was the worst of the year. The Blue Jays were outscored 24-11, giving up the most runs in a three game series all year. You can also take into account that Toronto’s starting pitchers didn’t even make it past the fourth inning in all three games. Add in Halladay’s injury and it was just an all around bad weekend for the Blue Jays and fans alike.
I know I mentioned this a few days ago, but Vernon Wells needs to really get his act together. It’s been 137 at bats since his last home run and 17 at bats since his last hit. Vernon made great contact on a couple of pitches yesterday but had nothing to show for it and was left off the hit chart once again. It’s almost one month away from the All-Star break and while most of the Blue Jays have settled in, Vernon Wells continues to struggle. The great news is that he has 5 years remaining in his contract to figure it all out so we’ll all be anxiously anticipating Wells to snap out if it just in time for another contract year.