I forgot to say, in the first draft of this, that I want to thank my son, Dylan, for jumping in to do the Game Recaps on the weekend, when no one was available to do it. It's not easy to jump in, with no real help, to figure out the SB story editor, but, a proud dad thought he did a great job.
After that awful series I sat through at Yankee Stadium, this game was so nice to see.
A very nice start from Marcus Stroman. 8 innings, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. He did give up some hard hit balls, Anthony Gose made a very nice catch at the wall. And Munenori Kawasaki, Jose Reyes and Edwin Encarnacion combined for a nice double play. Edwin also had a nice play on a hard hit ball down the first base line.
Marcus did give up the home run to Mark Teixeira, but that just made it over the wall.
Chad Jenkins had a tough 9th, giving up 3 hit and a walk, while just getting 2 outs. Aaron Loup came in to get the last out of the game.
And the offense was firing. A 6-run 2nd inning pretty much ended any doubt about who would win. Consecutive singles from Juan Francisco, Munenori and Anthony Gose started the inning. We scored one on a Jose Reyes ground out. another on a Melky Cabrera single. Then Adam Lind had the big hit of the game, a 3-run homer. An Encarnacion single and a Dioner Navarro double got us our 6th run of the inning.
Our other 2 runs came in a pair of 1-run innings. In the first, Melky doubled and Lind brought him home with a single. And in the 4th, Adam and Edwin started the inning with walks and Navarro singled home Adam.
We had 13 hits and 5 walks on the day. Edwin had 3 hits and a walk. Melky, Adam and Dioner had 2 hits each. The only Jay starter not to hit was Jose Reyes, who was 0 for 4, but with a walk, a run and an RBI.
Jays of the Day are Stroman (.143 WPA), Lind (.171) and Cabrera (.095). No Suckage Jays.
Great to see so much offense with Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie out of the lineup. It gives you hope that we can survive without, but hopefully not for long.
We had a nice couple of GameThreads....1414 comments. Spor led us to victory. Great job man.