Well, that’s more like it.
The Blue Jays are still standing, still breathing, still alive, still playing baseball after they beat the Indians 5-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS.
But it wasn’t like Toronto had an “ah ha” moment Tuesday at the Dome.
They just got the big hits they needed… something they didn’t do in the first three games of this series.
Another huge factor was scoring first.
Josh Donaldson, who else, put the Blue Jays “in flight” as the great Jerry Howarth would say, with a solo home run in the third inning.
It was the first time since Game 1 of the ALDS that Cleveland had trailed in the playoffs.
Another major factor in Toronto’s much needed win yesterday was the performance of starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez.
Brilliant, fantastic, amazing… they all fit.
The 24-year-old allowed just 1 run on 2 hits and baffled the Tribe over 6 great innings.
Today, with Marco Estrada on the hill and rookie Ryan Merrit countering for the Indians, and the momentum and home crowd on their side, it’s advantage Toronto.