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4 homers power the Jays to win over Mariners

Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Mariners 3 Blue Jays 7

I’m having so much fun watching the kids play. Tonight’s win makes us 9-6 in August.

Jacob Waguespack had a very nice start. 5.1 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. He had a bit of trouble in the second inning. He game up a leadoff single, one out walk, threw a wild pitch (I think passed ball, but then it doesn’t matter) and our old friend Tim Lopes singled home two. That was the only time he was in trouble. He could cut down on pitches, he threw 102 in his 5.1 but if he can continue to pitch like this, we’ll be happy.

Tim Mayza finished off the sixth inning and got the first out of the seventh.

Justin Shafer allowed 2 hits and 1 earned while getting 4 outs. Buddy Boshers came in for the last out of the either (I don’t know why, Shafer could have finished out the inning) and gave up a walk before getting out of the inning.

Ken Giles pitched the ninth, even though it wasn’t a save.

On offense, it was the home run show again. We hit four of them.

  • Derek Fisher had a 2-run homer in the second inning.
  • Vladimir Guerrero had a 2-run homer in the third inning. He has the quickest bat. The pitch was inside and low and Vlad got his bat down there and hit the ball over 100 mph. I thought the ball was going to bounce. He does remind you of his dad on occasion.
  • Randal Grichuk went back-to-back with Vlad.
  • Danny Jansen hit a solo homer in the seventh.

Our other run came in the second inning, before Fisher’s homer. Justin Smoak doubled and scored on Brandon Drury’s single.

We had 11 hits. Cavan Biggio, Vlad and Teoscar Hernandez had 2 each.

The only Jay not to have a hit (or reach base) was Bo Bichette, so his streak is over.

I must be in a good mood, I enjoyed Buck and Pat tonight. Buck made me laugh when, while talking about the season record for doubles, Pat asked how many doubles did you have. A moment later (someone looked it up) and he said “128, sigh”.

Jays of the Day: Fisher (.201 WPA) and Vlad (.159).

No suckage Jays. Bo had the low mark at -.048, but he made a couple of nice plays on defense.

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