College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
If you head down to the Rogers Centre you will notice that there is an overwhelming amount of women in attendance. Why? The answer is simple – chicks dig the long ball and the Toronto Blue Jays know how to go deep. In the month of May, the Jays set a franchise record with 54 home runs (the league record is 58/month set by Baltimore 1987 and Seattle 1999 – both in May…weird) No one on the team has been better then born-again slugger Jose Bautista. Bautista leads the league with 16 dingers, 12 of which he hit in this month. Bautista will turn 30 this year and over his 10 year career he’s never hit more then 16 home runs. Unbelievable. All-in-all Toronto has hit 89 round-trippers – 20 more then the number two team on the list (Boston – 69). That offensive fire power has propelled the Jays to a 19-10 record in the month of May and a 31-22 record for the season. They’re one game back of the New York Yankees for the wild card and trail the Al East leading Tampa Bay Rays by three and a half. Toronto is on a four game winning streak and are looking for their second victory of a three game series with the Rays tonight. Adam Lind hit a two-run home run (surprise!) in the bottom of the first and the Jays held on for a 3-2 win in game one. Tonight Brian Tallet (1-1) makes his return to the starting rotation in game two. Tallet has been out of the line up with a fore arm injury since April 18 and hopes he can do his part in helping the Jays to extend the streak to five. Jeff Niemann (5-0) gets the nod for Tampa.