That was a good way to start the season. Good pitching, good offense and a win.
Edwin hits a 2-run homer. Devon Travis gets his first career hit, a solo homer. And the hero of the weekend in Montreal, Russell Martin, drove home 2.
Drew Hutchison had a very nice start, going 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned, a Brett Gardner home run in his final inning of work. In the 6th he left a few pitches up, but Jose Bautista helped him out with a couple of nice catches in right.
Aaron Loup pitched a quick 7th inning, but had a tougher 8th, hitting the lead off man then getting two outs, before walking Carlos Beltre. Gibby pulled him and brought in Miguel Castro, but we really didn't get to see him pitch, because Didi Gregorius decided to try to steal 3rd (down by 5 with 2 outs in the 8th, stupid baseball) and was thrown out. Miguel finished the 9th quickly.
On offense, we didn't didn't do much until the 3rd inning. Then we figured Masahiro Tanaka out. Kevin Pillar started the inning with a single. Travis walked. Jose Reyes put down a nice sac bunt, but ended up on second after a Chase Headley throwing error that also scored Pillar. Martin singled home Travis and Reyes. Then Edwin capped off the inning with a 2-run shot.
Travis hit his home run in the 6th.
Jays of the Day? Hutchison (158 WPA). Reyes had the number as well, but that was for the error. Let's give one each to Edwin, Martin and Travis.
No Suckage Jays. Bautista had a tough day at the plate, but he made more than his share of catches out in right field.
The Jays have an off-day tomorrow then they continue the series against the Yankees Wednesday. I head home Wednesday and should be back for the game.