Sunday, May 2, 2010
An Afternoon of Firsts
By Ian Hunter
After four no-decisions, Shaun Marcum finally received his first win of the season. His teammates picked him up with nine runs in support, which oddly enough equal and the total run support Marcum had received in five previous starts.
First Home Run for Fred Lewis
Fred Lewis also hit his first home run of the season. Although Lewis wasn't really brought into Toronto to add power, it's nice to see that Lewis has the potential to go yard when need be. Yesterday's baserunning blunder didn't curtail his aggressiveness on the basepaths, and Lewis picked up another stolen base.
First Game with Three Doubles for John Buck
It was also John Buck's first triple-double game of his career. That goes along with his three home run game just a few days ago. It's also safe to say that Buck has had one hell of a week: he went 9 for 21 with 3 home runs, and 4 doubles.
First Series with More Than 4.75 Runs Per Game
Another first for the team this year: thanks in part to the nine runs scored this afternoon, for the first time this season the Blue Jays averaged more than 4.75 runs per game in a series.
The previous high was 19 total runs scored against the series versus the Chicago White Sox in their four game series at the Rogers Centre earlier in April.
The Blue Jays totaled 28 runs against the Oakland A's in this four game series and prior to that, the Jays were averaging 4.48 runs per game. Against Oakland, they averaged 7 runs scored per game.