It was a difficult stretch of games for the Blue Jays, who were still facing difficult opponents. First, they went into New York where they were swept in both games of the 2-game mini series. Jordan Romano blew the save in the first game and Jose Berrios was lit up for five runs against. Then the Blue Jays went in to Tampa Bay, which has historically been a house of horrors for the Blue Jays. The Rays took 2 of 3, including a shutout loss to the Rays. The Blue Jays then came home and took on the Mariners. They won 2 of 3, and Kevin Gausman allowed his first HR in a Blue Jays uniform. Next, after an off-day, the Blue Jays took on the lowly Cincinnati Reds. It was likely Canadian Joey Votto's final road trip to Toronto. The veteran Canadian 1st baseman. Votto drove in the only Reds run in the second game of the series on a double and plated the game winning run Sunday with a mammoth HR off the right foul pole. The Blue Jays then hit the road for a brief 2-game trip to St. Louis. It was the first game in a National league where the universal DH rule was in effect. Up until last season, pitchers had to bat in NL ball parks. The Blue Jays earned a split in the series, losing the first game on a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning and won the second game on a rare offensive outburst and a solid 6-inning outing from Kevin Gausman. Finally, the Blue Jays had a 4-game series in LA. It will be the one time that the Blue Jays will face a pitcher in the lineup. Shohei Ohtani continues to bat on days he pitches. The Blue Jays finally swept a season series. They sure didn't make it look easy, especially Sunday when they kept trading leads in a game where both teams combined to score 21 runs. Saturday also wasn't easy with the Angels leaving the bases loaded on the final out of the game. Looking at the week ahead, after today's off-day, the Blue Jays take on the Chicago White Sox. They then face the Minnesota Twins. Here are ten random thoughts from the last 3 weeks.