It was nice to have a win on John Gibbons day.
We didn’t score much. Only had 3 hits on the day. Two of them were homers, a 2-run homer from Randal Grichuk in the first and a solo homer, Reese McGuire’s first MLB home run in the 5th.
Our other hit was Jon Berti’s first major league hit, a single in the 8th inning.
Fortunately, the Astros didn’t do any better. They only managed 5 singles against 7 Blue Jays pitchers:
- Sean Reid-Foley: Started and went 3.1 innings, allowing just 1 hit, 1 earned, 1 walk with 5 strikeouts. We were told he was only going to go 2 innings but Gibby left him out while he had a no-hitter going. He gave up his first hit in the 4th and that was it.
- Joe Biagini followed, going 1.1, allowing a hit and a walk.
- Jake Petricka gave us an inning, allowing 2 hits, with 2 strikeouts.
- Tim Mayza got the last out of the 6th inning.
- Ryan Tepera pitch 1, giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout.
- Tyler Clippard had a nice quick 8th, with 2 strikeouts.
- Ken Giles gave up a couple of hard hit outs, and then got a strikeout to finish off the game, getting his 13th strikeout.
Jays of the Day? Gibby, Grichuk (.146 WPA), Petricka (.098) and let’s give one to McGuire for his first home run.
Suckage Jays? Pillar had the low mark at -.084 for an 0 for 3, with a strikeout.
This is what it was all about today:
We had 281 comments in the GameThread. I led the way.
A couple more gifs.
This is the way we should all walk away from our jobs.