Josh Donaldson is the first player in the major leagues to bat in 100 runs this season.
The Toronto Blue Jays third baseman has been swinging a hot stick in the month of August with eight homeruns, 21 runs batted in and an average of .303 at the plate.
He’s been mentioned by critics in conversations pertaining to who will be the most valuable player this season and it just so happens that he and the Jays are squaring off against 2014 MVP Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels this weekend.
The Blue Jays have been beating up on the Angels in the series so far, taking both games by a total score of 24-5, with a 9-2 win Friday and a 15-3 victory Saturday, in a game where Donaldson had four hits cashing in six runs.
They will close out the series with L.A. when they play this afternoon at 3:35p.m. at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The Blue Jays are currently holding the first wild card spot and have now knocked the Angels out of the second wild card with the Texas Rangers taking it over.
Toronto is also just a half game back of the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East division.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 23, 2015
Josh Donaldson has slaughtered more Trout than all Canadian fisheries combined
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) August 23, 2015