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Teoscar Hernandez homers, Jays win

Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Blue Jays 5 Twins 3

You know, we gotta stop the stupid stuff:

  • Second inning, two outs, Randal Grichuk hits a nice double to left center, the only trouble is he decides to try to stretch it into a triple. He’s out by a good ten feet. The line “never make the first or third out at third base” is there for a reason. It’s dumb baseball. I know Randal is trying to force something but be smart about it.
  • Bottom of the third inning. Twins Mitch Garver popped up, just barely to the grass behind second base. Alen Hanson is camped out under the ball, but Billy McKinney, running hard, trying hard, comes way in and runs into Hanson.

Anyway, like usual we didn’t do much early, we scored our first run in the 4th. Justin Smoak doubled, and then scored on a Teoscar Hernandez single. Smoak scored on a Alen Hanson sac fly.

But, as seems to be the way, we scored late. We had 4 runs in the 8th inning. Freddy Galvis singled, Randal doubled (and thankfully Freddy was at third so Randal couldn’t try for it). Smoak singled home Galvis and then Hernandez hit his first homer of the season.

Matt Shoemaker was good, except for the 4th inning where he gave up a 3-run homer to C.J. Cron. In total, 6 innings, 4 hits, 3 earned, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.

And the bullpen kept the Twins off the board for the last 3 innings. Sam Gaviglio, Tim Mayza, Daniel Hudson and Joe Biagini (getting the save, he did a good job) allowing just 1 baserunner over the last 3 innings.

Jays of the Day: Teoscar (+.320 WPA), Smoak (.213), Grichuk (.174) and Biagini (0.98)

Suckage: Maile (-.115), McKinney (-.099)

We had 589 comments in the GameThread. Belisarius led us to victory.

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I’ll finish off the recap later, I’m out with people tonight.