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Blue Jays Takeaways: Bichette's star potential on full display in loss

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In recent years Blue Jays fans have made Seattle feel like a second home, outnumbering Mariners fans at T-Mobile Park. Just in case thousands of loud Canadians weren’t enough, the Blue Jays even wore home whites this year as part of MLB’s annual Players’ Weekend.

Still, the Mariners came out ahead, winning 7-4 despite a forgettable MLB debut from Justus Sheffield. The Blue Jays did see some promising developments at the plate, including a three-hit game from Bo Bichette, but the pitching just wasn’t there. In that sense, the fans who made the trip to Seattle saw a truly representative version of the 2019 Blue Jays.

From the offence to the rotation to the uniforms, here are some observations after the Blue Jays’ sixth consecutive loss.

We’re less than a month into Bo Bichette’s major-league career, so some caution’s probably wise here. Few players could sustain the pace he’s on now. Even so, that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying what Bichette’s been doing.

With three more hits Friday, he now has multiple hits in most of his games as a big-leaguer (13 of 24). All told, the 21-year-old’s hitting .333/.375/.648 through his first 112 plate appearances in the majors.


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