This is the game from August 20. It is game 1 of 4 in New York against the Yankees.
Blue Jays 3 Yankees 7
I hate seeing the race for the AL East get tighter.
It might have been bad planing on sim Charlie’s part to have it work out that Tanner Roark starts the first of four games against the Yankees.
Roark, signed to eat innings, went 4 innings, allowed 6 hits. 4 earned, 2 walks with 5 strikeouts (no word if he complained about the hook afterwards). He gave up 2 home runs: A 2-run homer to Gleyber Torres and a 2-run homer to Gary Sanchez.
Chase Anderson came out to start the fifth inning. He had a terrible time as a starter but has been better in relief. But not so much today. In 3.2, he allowed 2 solo home runs, Sanchez got his second of the game and Aaron Judge.
Anthony Bass came in to get the last out of the eighth. He had some troubles, giving out 3 straight singles and a run, before getting that last out.
On the offensive side, we had 5 hits and 4 walks, in just 5.1 innings against Jonathan Loaisiga. You would have hoped for more than one run out of that.
And we had 6 hits and 2 walks off 4 Yankee relievers in 3.2 innings, but only managed 2 runs. The only pitcher they couldn’t was Aroldis Chapman, who had a quick 9th with 2 strikeouts to get his 28th save.
We had 11 hits, but just 2 extra base hits, doubles from Cavan Biggio and Teoscar Hernandez.
Vlad Guerrero was the hitting star, he went 4 for 5 to raise his average to .297. Reese McGuire had 2 singles.
The Jays are going to have to put some wins together if they want to stay at the top of the division.
Tomorrow Nate Pearson (10-4, 2.97 in 26 games) goes against our old friend J.A. Happ (4-8, 4.23 in 16 starts).
The Jays made a roster move. Sam Coonrod, who was a minor league signing in the OOTP world back in July went on the 60-day IL with ‘elbow inflammation’. Dany Jimenez got recalled to fill his spot.
Let’s check the stats for the Lansing Lugnuts. Lansing is doing better than our other minor league teams.
The bats haven’t been bad. Hagen Danner was just moved up from Vancouver. He was hitting .239/.309/.303 there.
They have been getting good pitching from Manoah, Johnston and Buffo.