We have had a lot of great starts, this season, but, for 8 innings, that on must be the best start we've seen. Aaron Sanchez had 12 strikeouts, 11 ground outs and 1 fly out (that Michael Saunders came within and inch from missing). Through 8 innings, that could be one of the handful of best starts in Blue Jays history.
At that point Aaron had allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk.
Unfortunately, the 9th didn't go as well. A single and a double, scoring a run and that was the end of Sanchez' night.
Roberto Osuna came in. A bunt and a Miguel Cabrera double and the game was tied.
Then the 10th didn't go any better. Joe Biagini came in and gave up a leadoff single to Justin Upton. Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked (with at least two questionable ball calls). Jose Iglesias bunted, Justin Smoak got on it quick and threw to third, but the throw was late. It was worth a shot. Ian Kinsler bounced one over the drawn in infield.
Offensively, we didn't do all that much. Despite 9 walks we were only able to score 2 runs. We had just 5 hits. Kevin Pillar had the only extra base hit, a solo homer. We left 11 on base. 11. It was extremely frustrating. I'm amazed I didn't toss my laptop, there were several times I wanted to chuck it across the room.
The worst was in the 9th. We had runners on 2nd and 3rd and the top of the order up. Bautista struck out. Donaldson was intentionally walked. Edwin Encarnacion struck out. Russell Martin had a soft fly out. We needed to score there.(My kids would say 'well duh').
I should have gone with Minor Leaguer's recap.
Blue Jays game recap pic.twitter.com/mOL0wjfvIr— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) June 8, 2016
Jays of the Day: Sanchez, Sanchez and Sanchez. And give one to Pillar, who not only homered but walked, his 3rd home run and his 6th walk.
Suckage. All the other batters. I'm not going to get on Roberto's case or Biagini. We left 11 on base. That's what matters.
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