A Toronto Blue Jays offence that has mustered a combined five runs over the past three games will get a jolt Saturday evening with the return of star shortstop Bo Bichette against the visiting New York Mets.
Some wondered if the 22-year-old’s regular season was over when he was placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 16 with a Grade 1 sprain in his right knee.
Bichette will hit second in manager Charlie Montoyo’s order today for the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bluejays?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Bluejays</a>.
Bichette had singled the previous night to extend his hit streak to nine games, raising his season batting average to .361 with five home runs.
The second-year major leaguer, who missed 27 games, also boasts a .391 on-base percentage in 61 at-bats with 13 runs batted in, four stolen bases and 11 runs scored.
The Blue Jays dropped to 24-20 with a second straight loss on Friday but remain second to the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays in playoff position with 16 games left on the schedule.