Who saw that coming?
Esmil Rogers making his first start since 2011, and 2 guys that were in Triple-A yesterday, pitch 8 scoreless innings. Then our closer, who was too sore to throw yesterday, when we really needed him, comes in to throw a perfect 9th.
It is hard to believe.
Esmil had to work for his 3.1 scoreless innings. He gave up 3 hits, walked 2 and struck out 4. He was helped out by a nice double play in the first inning, Emilio Bonifacio came in on a ball, touched second and made a nice throw to first. Then, in the second inning, Freddie Freeman (who must have been named by Stan Lee) led off with a triple. Rogers walked Brian McCann, struck out Dan Uggla. Then Juan Francisco one back to Esmil, who chased and tagged out Freeman, who got out into no-mans land.
After a single and hit batter put 2 on with 1 out in the 4th, Juan Perez came into the game and held the Braves off the board for another 2.2 innings. Then it was Neil Wagner's turn to throw 2 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit, with 2 strikeouts. I hope he gets to stay around a bit.
On offense, we only had 8 hits, all singles, 3 each for Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion and 2 for Emilio Bonifacio.. We did take 7 walks.
Jays of the Day are Melky (.213 WPA), Perez (.194), Wagner (.096) and Rogers (.093).
No Suckage Jays, Bautista had the low mark at -.078, off an 0 for 4, strikeout and walk.
The Jays didn't make any roster moves after the game, but I'd imagine they might do something tomorrow.
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