Blue Jays Give Amazing Tribute to Jose Bautista in Return to Toronto

Blue Jays Give Amazing Tribute to Jose Bautista in Return to Toronto

Blue Jays Give Amazing Tribute to Jose Bautista in Return to Toronto

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the New York Mets 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Understandably, thoughts now turn to if this is just one of those seasons for the Medford, New York native, or a sign of something worse. Since 1977, the year the Blue Jays were established, 17 members of the club have hit a home-run hat-trick, as opposed to the 129 Toronto Maple Leafs that have scored three goals in a game during that time frame. I'd never really been in that situation before, and I was in awe just being there.

"I have a lot of memories because we were at the same junior college so we go way back, but that one, it was like: 'thanks bro, I appreciate that"'.

Batting second in the NY lineup, Bautista tapped catcher Russell Martin's shin pads before his first at-bat. "I tried, I wanted to stay out there". "Jo-se! Jo-se!" chant for good measure. After giving up a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera, Estrada made two pitches to the next batter before leaving with a sore left hip.

Martin had three hits and a walk.

In all, Bautista walked three times, singled and scored once in five plate appearances.

Bautista made his big-league debut in 2004 but really blossomed in 2010 with Toronto. But he struggled in this one, allowing six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings. In four stints with the Mets, he has made two appearances.

No matter how many other uniforms he adorns from here on out, he will always be a Toronto Blue Jay.

The six-time All-Star went deep twice, accounting for all three runs for the Blue Jays. He shone in the playoffs and had a penchant for coming up with the clutch hit - or homer.

15 dead, 50 reported missing as heavy floods hit Japan
In the same area, however, a teenage boy was washed away in an irrigation canal, according to local media reports. The downpours temporarily halted bullet train services in western Japan, which resumed on Friday.

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"It's hard to pinpoint one or two moments", Bautista said. Bautista, who was practically a castoff when he arrived in Toronto in 2008, took a couple of seasons to achieve greatness, but when he did, there were very few players in the league who were better power hitters.

"He came to play every day, he knew that was his obligation even when he was banged up", Gibbons said.

Bautista's numbers tailed off last season and the Blue Jays did not pick up the team option on his contract.

"I can't say that I was angry, it's a business decision and an understandable one", he said. Numbers speak for themselves and it wasn't my best year. I think that's no secret.

"But I received an opportunity and here I am and looking to make the best of it. I feel that I can find enough drive just in my desire to continue to play the game and help my team win".

Bautista didn't have any takers in the off-season but eventually caught on with Atlanta.

Morales gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the second, launching a no-doubter into the second deck in right field before Nimmo tied the game in the third on a two-out single. He's batting.250 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 36 games with NY. Bautista fouled out and struck out.

The Mets are winless in their last four games played on Wednesday.

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