Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger Edwin Encarnacion hits a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles on April 24, 2013, in a game that was very hard fought and probably will be remembered as one of the best games the Jays played this year. It was highlighted by a game-saving throw ’em out by Rajai Davis that is worthy of being one of the best plays of the year by the Blue Jays (click HERE to see the amazing play – the throw, not the hit).


Original photo credit: Patrick Semansky/AP (‘Shopped color saturation, layering + Gaussian blur)

Edwin Encarnacion gets a ball aimed at his head!!?!?! (usually this kinda throw causes bench-clearing brawls!). Edwin gets the last laugh though, as he hits a home run later in the game in a back-to-back-TO-BACK home run barrage (that’s right, 3 consecutive homers!).

What a crazy game this was! Usually when an opposing team hits a Grand Slam home run, they win the game. Not this time, as the Blue Jays come back to win against the Milwaukee Brewers 10-9, in a game where Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista hit two home runs each, back-to-back in the 6th and 9th innings. The three homers in a row marked only the sixth time Toronto hit three straight home runs in franchise history and the first time since April 9, 2005, against Boston.

Toronto Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion is brushed back by a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers’ Tyler Thornburg during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Milwaukee.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Tom Lynn