Ah the smell of a new morning with a Jays victory the night before...its magnificent!
Ohtani fever hit Toronto but we said no way Shohei as we defeated the Angels 5-3.
I did think it would be a lot more after our five run 1st. But the bats cooled off as usual. However a great performance from the Happster and some excellent defence led the way.
And Morales got 2 more hits, including a no doubter 2 run homer. It was the high socks and no glasses that did it. He has now raised his average to an ozone scraping .178
However, the most impressive thing of all was the Jays limiting the triumvirate of Trout, Pujols and Ohtani to a combined 1 for 11. If we can keep doing that the next two games we massively improve our chances of winning.
In addition, the recalled (and healthy for today) Devon Travis went 0-3 with 2 Ks but made some nice plays in the field.
However, I still feel that the Jays approach to our infield/roster seems somewhat akin to rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic.
The Buffalo Bisons won their 6th straight, outlasting the Chiefs 5-4. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Gift Ngoepe each clubbed two-run home runs. Ngoepe also had a triple.
The Herd had just six bases runners all night, but all six came via extra base hits.
At AA, Jordan Romano got a league best 8th win as he went 6.2 IP with 4 H, 2 R (1 ER) 0 BB and 7Ks against Reading as the Fisher Cats won 7-2 thanks to a seven run 7th.
Vlad Jnr went 2-4 with a walk. Cavan Biggio had 3 walks and Bo Bichette went 0-5 (he still has fabulous hair though).
Jose made his Mets debut in LF and went 1-3 with a double and 2 Ks as the Mets lost 5-1 to the AAA team known as the Marlins. (Perhaps it should be MiAAAmi Marlins?)
The Mets visit Rogers Centre on July 3rd & 4th, and it would be great if Jose stays on their roster until then...but given that he lasted only 12 games with the Braves, im not hugely optimistic.
Former Blue Jay and now Bautista’s teammate, ‘Pasta’ Jose Reyes has shocker of a game last night as his two errors contributed to the Mets loss. Reyes now has a teeth itching .145/.203/.200 slash line through 59 plate appearances this season. In fact, he is playing so badly, it looks like he has been possessed by the spirit of Emilio Bonifacio.