The Stat Line of the Night – 8/31/10 – Jose Bautista
Those poor unfortunate Jays. Had they not been placed in the AL East division, they may actually have a shot at the post season. But that is not the case, and now they find themselves in fourth place in their division with a 69-63 record. That’s right. Six games above .500 and it is only good enough for fourth place in a five team division. Talk about a bad situation.
However, it is not all bad for the Blue Jays. They have been a rather entertaining team in 2010 as they lead the entire MLB with a remarkable 201 homers. That is 28 more than the next closest team, the Boston Red Sox. And leading the way for the Jays is Jose Bautista, who was at it once again last night in Tampa.
After being hit by a pitch earlier in the inning, the Jays managed to bat around in the 6th, giving Bautista another turn at the plate. And he made the most of it, getting his revenge in the form of a three-run homer which capped a ten run inning for the Jays. Bautista would add another hit as well, going 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in a 13-5 route of the Rays. Bautista now finds himself with a Major League leading 43 home runs, eight more than the next closest player. It was just another day at the dish for Jose, but it was enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, August 31, 2010.