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Blue Jays to Hot Start

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Still celebrating a two-run home run off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki in the second, the Toronto Blue Jays crack the game wide open hitting three solo home runs in the fifth off Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish in-game two of the ALDS.

Leading off the top of the fifth, Kevin Pillar tomahawks a ball up-and-in and pushes it about 360 feet to give the Jays the 3-1 lead.

One out later, lead-off man Ezequiel Carrera takes Darvish deep, extending the Jays lead to 4-1

Just when you think the Toronto offense has given all they could have after a 10 run performance just a day ago, Wild Card hero Edwin Encarnacion goes deep as well (his second this postseason).

Nobody ever doubted the Blue Jays offense, but no one, and I mean no one, could have seen them outscoring their opponents 20-6 in the first three games. Of those 20 runs, 16 runs came thanks to the long ball.

Lost in the shadows of the big bats of Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Encarnacion, stands the tremendous performances their starting pitchers have put up.

Marcus Stroman in the Wild Card game, Marco Estrada in game one of the ALDS and J.A. Happ in game two–again, only allowing 6 runs–put up great performances so well, phenomenal would be an understatement.

Another great aspect of the Jays rotation thus far, they given their bullpen a nice time to rest up. If they want to go any further than reaching the ALCS, that rotation must keep that bullpen well rested and ready for action.

If the offense continues to set the bracket ablaze, it should give the bullpen that extra little boost in adrenaline to keep up a fantastic, possibly even historic, October.

I predicted the Jays losing to the Rangers in four games. Now, after getting a closer look at how this Blue Jays lineup will take the pressure of the postseason, I say the Jays in four.

After taking both games in Arlington, look for the Blue Jays offense to keep hot as the series shifts to the hometown Toronto.

This October is shaping up to be one hell of a month.