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That’s more like it: Jays beat Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays v Seattle Mariners
This is amazing.
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Blue Jays 10 Mariners 2

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really needed that.

It was great to see some bats, that had been sleeping all month, finally woke up.

The fourth inning had everything we’ve been waiting for all month. Timely hits and home runs. In the fourth we had:

  • A Jose Baustista single.
  • A Russell Martin home run.
  • A single from Troy Tulowitzki.
  • A home run from our other Canadian, Michael Saunders.
  • A Kevin Pillar double (so happy to see him hitting again, what a great two games he has had)
  • An Ezequiel Carrera RBI single.
  • A Devon Travis single.
  • A Josh Donaldson walk.
  • An Edwin Encarnacion 2-run double (making up for his strikeout to start the inning.

Two lineouts later, we were out of the inning with an 8-spot on the scoreboard.

We’d score 2 more on solo homers by Josh Donaldson (his first home run of the month) and Encarnacion (his 42nd of the season).

We had 14 hits and 5 walks. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Kevin Pillar had 3. Edwin, Jose and Ezequiel had 2 each.

On the pitching side, J.A. Happ wasn’t great, but he was plenty good enough. He went 5 innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. He threw 99 pitches in the 5 innings. He picked up his 20th win, the first Jay to win 20 since Doc in 2008. If Devon Travis had made a couple of plays that he really should have, Happ would have made it through 5 without allowing a run.

Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera, Brett Cecil and Ryan Tepera each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Jays of the Day: Martin (.238 WPA), Saunders (.207) and Carrera (.109) all have the number, and I’ll give one to Kevin for his 3 hits and Edwin for his double and home run.

No Suckage Jays. Happ had the low mark at -.073.

We had 1054 comments in the first GameThread. The counter wasn’t working for the second thread, I’m not sure why not. DangYouToHeck led us to victory, great job.

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